Valentines Heart Adverts [1950’s]

“A Valentine should be so tender.”
Here’s a selection of valentine heart themed adverts from the 1950’s, featuring a selection of goods from shirts to peas!

National Confectioners’ Association ~ Food Adverts [1946-1947]

“Candy’s dandy…keep it handy!”
These ads by the The Council on Candy of the National Confectioners Association date from 1946-47. Featuring illustrations by Vernon Grant, the ad campaign encouraged Americans to eat candy for energy.

Witches, Ghosts & Ghouls ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“I make no bones about it – you are the one for me!”
Here’s a selection of spooky Halloween themed Valentines cards.

Animals ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“I’ll be sunk if you won’t be my Valentine!”
Here’s a selection of animal themed Valentines cards, because nothing expresses love quite like creepy monkeys and suicidal skunks.

Musical Instruments in Catalogues [1960’s to 1990’s]

“Get in on the swinging sound!”
Here’s a selection of images featuring children playing musical instruments from various catalogues dating from 1970-90’s.

AMi ~ Jukebox Adverts [1960-1964]

“Exciting as a night on the town…”
These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.

Parliament ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“You’re so smart to smoke Parliaments.”
These ads for Parliament cigarettes date from 1955-56. Specifically aimed at women, they featured various objects and accessories cleverly made from cigarettes.

Chelsea ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1946]

“From now on – it’s Chelsea!”
These ads for Chelsea cigarettes date from 1945-46.

Apex ~ Hair Care Adverts [1960-1969]

“How to let your hair down. Apex style.”
These ads for Apex hair products date from 1960-69.

Flagg Bros ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1979]

“Rise On!”
These ads for Flagg Bros menswear, shoes and accessories date from 1972-79.

Flagg Bros ~ Men’s Shoe Adverts [1966-1972]

“Flagg shoes, for the outspoken few.”
These ads for Flagg Bros men’s shoes date from 1966-72.

I. Magnin ~ Womenswear Adverts [1947-1948]

“Seeing the Magnin stores is a revelation.”
These ads for I. Magnin women’s fashions date from 1947-48.