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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post
So... what was up with these? I remember, when I was a kid, going into part stores, gas station shops, and peoples personal garages, and seeing calendars with spicey illustrations of woman holding up car parts, or leaning on cars. So, I got it, even as a kid, why that might generate interest in a product. Do these sexy Raleigh ads somehow align with that idea? And how?
Having seen a lot of old bike posters, I continue to be puzzled about why they were often based on racy female poses. One of the strangest ones is this one, from 1897, that features a nude lady chained to a well. I just don't understand the symbolism. I have heard that sex sells, but bondage!?
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