Breaking Out of the Cooler

Was it a crime to own a manual-defrost refrigerator in 1952? It would seem so, as this wasp-waisted jailhouse poet gets out on bail thanks to her Westinghouse appliance, which is loaded with 'freedom-making features.' On second look, her freedom is obviously ill-gotten, as the broken bars of her cell attest. I'm issuing an APB for this Fridge Fugitive: The manufacturer created a series of these prison-themed ads, and I'll share some of the more bizarre of them in the future.