Fantastic kitchen design photograph from Life magazine - March 9, 1953.

Fantastic kitchen design photograph from Life magazine - March 9, 1953.

Rows of open beach umbrellas lining a sandy Cape Cod beach, 1957. Photo by Dmitri Kessel for Life.

Rows of open beach umbrellas lining a sandy Cape Cod beach, 1957. Photo by Dmitri Kessel for Life.

Are you relaxed or tense when you sleep?
(Images from Life magazine, April 5, 1943)

Are you relaxed or tense when you sleep?

(Images from Life magazine, April 5, 1943)

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

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

1955-02-07 p090, Buick on Flickr.Buick automobile ad scan from Life magazine, February 7, 1955.

1955-02-07 p090, Buick on Flickr.

Buick automobile ad scan from Life magazine, February 7, 1955.

From “Our Kids are in Trouble” by Vintage Cool 2 on Flickr.One of these days, those young hooligans and their dope smoking will be the ruin of this country. Mark my words.

From “Our Kids are in Trouble” by Vintage Cool 2 on Flickr.

One of these days, those young hooligans and their dope smoking will be the ruin of this country. Mark my words.

"Coffee… have another cup!" by Vintage Cool 2 on Flickr.Why yes, I think I will have another cup! 
Ad from the Pan-American Coffee Bureau.
Life - December 21, 1943

"Coffee… have another cup!" by Vintage Cool 2 on Flickr.

Why yes, I think I will have another cup!
Ad from the Pan-American Coffee Bureau.
Life - December 21, 1943

Christmas on McCombe’s Farm (Riverhead, NY), 1971. Published by Life magazine.

Christmas on McCombe’s Farm (Riverhead, NY), 1971. Published by Life magazine.

Night exterior of Eavey supermarket - Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 1957. Photo by Francis Miller for Life magazine.

Night exterior of Eavey supermarket - Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 1957. Photo by Francis Miller for Life magazine.

Two different Coca-Cola ads from two different magazines (Life and Ebony) in the same month (August 1967). Notice any similarities? The white man’s hand has been altered to make it look like a black man’s hand for the Ebony version of the Coke ad.

The strange thing about this (well, one of them) is that Coke was clearly fine with using African-Americans for their other ads. Just not this one.