Bates Bedspreads & Drapes ~ Adverts [1940’s]

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“Campus tested! Campus approved!”

These ads for Bates bedding and matching draperies are from 1941-49.

I’ve cropped out the images from each of the ads as there was a lot of small text in them. Thumbnails of the full ads are at the bottom.

“Meet your college roomates – Bates bedspread with draperies to match.” [1941]


“America’s passion for sun country idea starts new decoration vogue.” [1942]


“Young America’s mania for out-of-door sports starts decoration rage.” [1942]


“Campus rooms most likely to succeed.” [1942]


“Westerner in Manhattan.” [1942]


“Campus rooms most likely to succeed.” [1946]


“Bates College Board reports 1947 campus trends.” [1947]


“Bates College Board reports 1948 campus preferences.” [1948]


“Bates 1949 College Board designs new, functional rooms for school.”[1949]


Thumbnails of the full ads.


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