Yardley “English Lavender” ~ Perfume & Soap Adverts [1942-1948]

“Be young… be bright… be lovely.”
These ads for Yardley’s “English Lavender” perfume date from 1942-48.

Yardley “Bond Street” ~ Perfume Adverts [1947-1948]

“The perfume of lovely women everywhere.”
These ads for Yardley’s “Bond Street” perfume date from 1947-48. They feature illustrated backgrounds by W K Plummer and Bernard Lamotte.

Yardley “Bond Street” ~ Perfume & Makeup Adverts [1942-1946]

“Keep your best face forward!”
These ads for Yardley’s “Bond Street” perfume and beauty preparations date from 1942-46.

Pepsi-Cola “Come Alive!” ~ Soft Drink Adverts [1964-1966]

“You’re in the Pepsi generation!”
These ads for Pepsi-Cola date from mid 1964 to 1966.

Pepsi-Cola “For Those Who Think Young” ~ Soft Drink Adverts [1961-1964]

“Thinking young is flying to a picnic!”
These ads for Pepsi-Cola date from 1961 to mid 1964.

Pepsi-Cola “The Sociables” ~ Soft Drink Adverts [1959-1960] Illustrations

“They entertain the modern way!”
These lovely illustrated ads for Pepsi-Cola date from the end of 1959 though 1960.

JC Penney Menswear ~ Catalogues [1966]

“Young gentry sport shirts.”
These spiffy menswear catalogue images are from a 1966 JC Penneys catalogue and feature an array of mildly amused men sporting knitted cardigans, pullovers and shirts.

Diplomat Shops ~ Menswear Adverts [1973]

“You’ll stand out on any cool scene.”
These ads for Diplomat Shops menswear are from 1973. You simply can’t go wrong with plaid elephant bell pants.

DuBarry Beauty Preparations ~ Adverts [1945-1946]

“As radiant as a precious jewel.”
These ads for DuBarry beauty preparations date from 1945-46.

DuBarry Beauty Preparations ~ Adverts [1945]

“With lovely new clothes and completion, Margaret Ryan plans a Cabana honeymoon.”
These honeymoon themed ads for DuBarry beauty preparations date from 1945.

Louis Philippe ~ Face Powder Adverts [1942-1945]

“Spreads unbelievable youthful disguise over tired, drab skin!”
These ads for Louis Philippe face powder and rouge date from 1942-45.

Louis Philippe ~ “Sunbird” Lipstick Adverts [1946]

“For the song in your heart…”
These ads for Louis Philippe’s “Sunbird” lipstick date from 1946.

Louis Philippe ~ Lipstick Adverts [1942-1946]

“Magnetise your lips!”
These ads for Louis Philippe lipstick date from 1942-46.

Fancy Feathered Hats ~ Women’s Fashion [1944]

“Birds make them huge and elegant.”
These wonderful hats are from Life magazine, October 1944.

Fancy Crochets ~ Women’s Fashion [1945]

“An old and genteel art is used to make jaunty, stylish cloths.”
These lovely crocheted garments are from Life magazine, January 1945.

Big Fall Hats ~ Women’s Fashion [1945]

“New York milliners show balloon silhouettes, curlicue crowns and jelly rolls gone glamorous.”
These wonderfully extravagant hats are from Life magazine, August 1945.

Johnson’s ~ Baby Oil & Baby Powder Adverts [1944-1948]

“Now I’ll be the mama!”
These slightly terrifying ads featuring giant babies and tiny mothers are for Johnson’s Baby Oil & Baby Powder. They date from 1944-48.

Modess ~ Feminine Hygiene Adverts [1940-1946]

“Don’t rob yourself of comfort in action!”
These ads for Modess sanitary napkins date from 1940-46.

Coty ~ Makeup Adverts [1942-1947] Illustration by Carl Erickso

“There’s beauty in the air!”
These ads for Coty cosmetics date from 1942-47. They were illustrated by Carl Erickson.

Milliken ~ Womenswear Adverts [1947-1949]

“And best of all… it’s Milliken!”
These ads for Milliken women’s fashions date from 1947-49.

Virginia Slims 120’s ~ Cigarette Adverts [1985]

“The longest Slims of all.”
These ads for Virginia Slims 120’s cigarettes date from 1985.

Virginia Slims Ultra Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987-1988]

“The lightest style of Slims.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Ultra Lights cigarettes date from 1987-88.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960’s-1980’s] Fat Fingered Men

“We make Virginia Slims especially for women because they are biologically superior to me.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-84 and were slightly tongue in cheek.

Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1984] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes with a plain white background date from 1980-84.

Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1985] Style 1

“In the crush-proof purse pack.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes date from 1980-85 and continued in the same two styles as the original cigarettes.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1990-1994]

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1990-94 and began the first real change in style since the 1970’s.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-89 and continue in the same style as the previous decade.

Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1971-79.