This white glove Manpower vintage advertising piece holds a rain snood inside.
Unlike most Manpower "White Glove Girl" ads that promote hiring a white glove girl - this advertising piece was an attempt to recruit ladies to become one!
This piece is a white plastic figural glove. One side holds the ad and the other side is plain. Inside is the original plastic rain snood - still perfectly folded. A rain snood is a thin plastic head covering with long plastic ties. They were very popular in the 1950's - 1960's. Lightweight, slim, and easily portable they were perfect for keeping the hair dry (and well coiffed) during inclement weather.
Manpower's explanation of the White Glove Girl campaign is, 'From the days (1960's) when female temporary employees were required to wear white gloves to job assignments as a sign of professionalism.'
I found this wonderful piece of advertising in one of my mother's famous "everything" drawers. I don't think it has ever been used. (Snoods…are more difficult to fold than a road map!) The outside glove "case" does have some pen marks and slight staining from being carried in a purse.
This is a great piece of vintage advertising from the 1960's that would be a fabulous addition to any advertising collection.
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