Lestoil for Cleaning on the Moon

Women of the Future Will Clean with Tomorrow’s Lestoil

These vintage sci-fi themed advertisements from 1968 for a now defunct product-line called Tomorrow’s Lestoil display some slick atom-punk style space suits and some outdated projections about women’s roles on the Moon. (For modern times, we are stuck with just general Lestoil.)

Tomorrow's Lestoil

Unfortunately, women have yet to set foot on the Moon, and Lestoil’s hope to dominate the lunar home-cleaning market also did not come to fruition (in fact, the 12 men we’ve sent to the Moon have done no cleaning and have actually dirtied up the place).

While I love the design of the helmet, the practicality of it comes into question as it’s not air-tight and she’s not even wearing gloves. I wonder if this is another failed prediction on the part of Lestoil’s marketing department, attempting to kick-start helmet based fashion trends of the future, once our domed moon cities make space suits unnecessary.

Lestoil for Cleaning on the Moon - Vintage Sci-fi Ad

At least Mom is making Junior responsible for his messy Martian friend…

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