“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!
“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.
“I make no bones about it – you are the one for me!” Here’s a selection of spooky Halloween themed Valentines 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.
“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.
“Exciting as a night on the town…” These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.
“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.
“From now on – it’s Chelsea!” These ads for Chelsea cigarettes date from 1945-46.
“How to let your hair down. Apex style.” These ads for Apex hair products date from 1960-69.
“Rise On!” These ads for Flagg Bros menswear, shoes and accessories date from 1972-79.
“Flagg shoes, for the outspoken few.” These ads for Flagg Bros men’s shoes date from 1966-72.