Today's post brings A Better Life for you (yes, you!)....

Cover of a comic book titled A better life for you! Illustration shows a suburban family in a yard.

Today's post brings A Better Life for you (yes, you!). This ca. 1955 comic book was produced by the Information Comics division of Harvey Comics to promote the adoption of automation of labor in America's manufacturing industries.

This item is Pam 2018.0218 in Hagley Library’s pamphlets collection. It has been digitized along with other similar material to form a digital collection of promotional comic books in our Digital Archive.The materials in this digital collection offer a selection of the promotional comic books held by the Hagley Library. These works were generally, though not always, produced by corporations and other business entities for the purposes of advertising a product, managing a company's public image, or providing consumer education.

A number of these works were also produced with the goal of influencing public opinion regarding socioeconomic political issues such as organized labor and government regulation of businesses. This digital collection does not include all the Hagley's holdings of promotional comic books. New items may be added periodically.

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