Pre-Halloween party group, Central City, Colorado, 1952.

Pre-Halloween party group, Central City, Colorado, 1952.

Trick or Treat (RKO, 1952), featuring Donald Duck.

Trick or Treat (RKO, 1952), featuring Donald Duck.

Dave Garroway on the set of NBC’s Today for its debut broadcast on January 14, 1952.

Dave Garroway on the set of NBC’s Today for its debut broadcast on January 14, 1952.

NBC print ad from Sponsor (July 14, 1952), meant to drum up radio advertising sales. I’d love to hear what WXXX broadcast back in the day.

NBC print ad from Sponsor (July 14, 1952), meant to drum up radio advertising sales. I’d love to hear what WXXX broadcast back in the day.

Jell-O ad detail from Life magazine - March 17, 1952. Art by Hank Ketcham.

Jell-O ad detail from Life magazine - March 17, 1952. Art by Hank Ketcham.

GE dishwasher ad detail from Life magazine - March 17, 1952.

GE dishwasher ad detail from Life magazine - March 17, 1952.

Playtex  1952 by Vintage Cool 2 on Flickr.Man, even women’s undergarments from the ’50s that are supposed to be more comfortable look like hell to wear. Not that I’d know.

Playtex 1952 by Vintage Cool 2 on Flickr.

Man, even women’s undergarments from the ’50s that are supposed to be more comfortable look like hell to wear. Not that I’d know.

Ethyl Gasoline ad (1952) on Flickr."There’s a big difference between a tomcat and a tomcod!"

Ethyl Gasoline ad (1952) on Flickr.

"There’s a big difference between a tomcat and a tomcod!"

Vigoro plant food ad (1952) on Flickr.