“Doris discovers it’s easy to eat fancy!” These ads for various Birds Eye frozen food products date from 1949-50. Mid to late 1949 saw the introduction of a little chick character in cold weather clothing who was included a comic strip at the top of each ad.
“Walls go gay!” These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.
“How to look every inch the country gentleman.” These ads for Stetson Hats date from 1945-48. They were mainly illustrated by Phil Dormont, but other artists were also used here and there, including Slayton Underhill, Scott Evans, Edwin Dahlberg and a couple whose signatures I can’t read.
“Executive America’s top cigar.”These ads for Webster cigars date from 1946-48 with illustrations by Edwin Georgi.
“So neat! So sweet! So-o-o indescreet!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1946.
“Where others fail Bromo-Seltzer works.”These split-head ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1950, with a change of design into 1951.
“Evervess… yes, yes!” These ads for Evervess sparkling water date from 1946-47. It was produced by Pepsi-Cola.
“Dance movements so simple you can actually perform some of them in your sleep!” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is something a little different, with Miss Piggy’s Aerobique, from 1982. With routines such as “Snackcercise” and “Sit Down”, this is a form of exercise I could get into. Tre excellent!
“Whistle while you wash!”
These ads for Rinso laundry detergent are from 1945.
“Elegant. Sporty. Excellent.” This edition of Machine Knitting Chic was published in 1990 (no.5, £1.75) and included 30 over-ornamented jumpers with such wide shoulder that getting though doors must have taken some consideration.
These images are from the Italian Lambretta calendars dating from 1967-70. Each year featured a different model throughout, including Jean Shrimpton, Claudine Auger, Marisa Mell and Raffaella Carrà.
“A lady of fire and ice… A rogue of steel and gallantry.” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1945.
“Be lovely to love.”
These ads for Fresh deodorant are from 1946-51. The design changed very little over the years, always featuring a kissing couple wearing glamorous evening attire.
“Ask for Birds Eye, Get Birds Eye!” These ads for various Birds Eye frozen food products date from 1946-49. Each ad featured a different recipe and technicolour photo, plus little illustrations at the bottom.
“Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Exotic Dreams” by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.
“Why, yes, your kitchen will be as gay and time-saving as these if you re-do it the ‘Never Before’ way!” These ads for Nairn linoleum flooring are from 1940-41.
“Handknits for all the family.” This small, A6 magazine by Patons & Beehive was published in 1963. It included instructions for nine designs as well as images of a selection of their other patterns. There was also hints and tips on various aspects of handknitting.
“Wouldn’t you rather have a Buick?” These ads for Buick cars are from 1964-65 and featured white background shots of individual cars taken at unusual angles to exaggerate the front or back of the car.
“All this… and Hayworth too!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1944.
“Uncover the natural brilliance of your smile!” These ad’s for Pepsodent toothpaste date from 1946-47
“Margarine for me!” These ads for the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers date from 1947-48. They all had bright yellow backgrounds and were three distinct styles, two of which were illustrated.
“The wedding of pairs of songs.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Double Exposures” by Manny Albam & His Orchestra, 1960.
“We help around the home.”
These ads for various Rubbermaid household storage items date from 1977-79.
“I’m out of the washday picture!” These ads for Bendix washing machines are from 1946-47.
“Only Chevrolet is first!” These striking ads for Chevrolet cars are from 1948.
“”Here’s a thrill, new and gay! It’s a dance filled holiday!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1943.
“Faultlessly lubricated with Valvoline.” These ads for Valvoline motor oil are from 1945-48.
“Pick Dole: the pineapple with the fresh fruit taste.” This ad campaign for Dole “Hawaiian Pineapple” dates from 1962-66. Each advert also included a recipe.