Netflix’s show The Queen’s Gambit has reignited interest in the game and fueled demand for chess sets. Just for fun, this 10-part series exhumes chess-themed advertising from the same era (mid-1950s through 1960s).
A 1959 ad in Woman’s Day featuring men playing chess and a lady watching. One of the men, John Purdy, was Australia’s chess champion. (Via Bill Wall’s Chess Page.)