In an earlier post, Caroline Heldman offered a typology of objectification. No. 6 was a conflation of a person with a commodity. This photo of a display at the 1936 Los Angeles Electrical Exposition seems to qualify, but somehow that doesn’t make it any less charming!
Hat tip: Retronaut.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.