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September 23, 1986 – January 4, 1987
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Location: Ground Floor, Design Gallery
Presented are 50 important categories of consumer products and services introduced during the past half century, selected to indicate their impact on society. Items for health and medication, leisure and entertainment, fashion and personal care, and others are represented in a way that reminds us of their influence on our everyday affairs. The exhibition celebrates the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Consumers Union. Objects are augmented by related books, posters, photographs, and advertising ephemera.