Duluth’s Krummel family and their Maytag washing machine

Fifty years ago today Duluth’s Krummel family appeared in a Maytag washing machine advertisement. It was in the Nov. 17, 1972 issue of Life magazine.

Below are the magazine cover and a more readable version of the smaller print from the ad.



about 3 weeks ago

Wow! Before the planned obsolescence of today. I remember being proud of buying my first new washer as an adult, and then being shocked when it was broken and deemed unfixable in the "average" lifespan of 7 years.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 weeks ago

I'm blessed to live in a house with appliances from the 1980s. They won't last forever, but they are still going strong in 2022.

Chester Knob

about 2 weeks ago

Why did they make Nixon look like a cadaver? It's almost as if Life Magazine was  trying to, I don't know, communicate a subconscious narrative. I'm sure that never happens in today's media.

Mike Creger

about 2 weeks ago

Jeff apparently was a pretty good golfer in the Midwest after graduation, and hung with the likes of Tom Lehman. And perhaps, according to this 1998 account in the St. Cloud Times, was John Daley before John Daley.

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