Including various items relating to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, as well as decorating, electrical goods, DIY, finance and stationary. Below are the brands and products in this category.
“Show your colours!” These ads for Cannon towels date from 1946-55.
“It’s made me what I am today!”These ads for Kellogg’s “Gro-Pup” dry dog food date from 1950-51.
“Wake Up and Dream!” These ads for Cannon towels, dating from 1944-46, featured an array of towel-clad ladies drying themselves off in the bathrooms of tomorrow.
“True Towel Tales” These six ads for Cannon towels date from 1943-44, illustrated by Stevan Dohanos, Fred Ludekens and James Bingham.
“Make dream bathrooms come true!” These ads for Cannon towels date from 1940-43. Cannon also produced sheets and hosiery.
“America’s Finest Silverplate” These celebrity endorsed ads for 1847 Rogers Bros cutlery date from 1939-45.
“So WONDERful, it’s fit for a Queen!” This ad campaign for Philco refrigerators date from 1948 and featured illustrated characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
“To a man’s heart through his hide!” These ads for the Westinghouse “Laundromat” washing machine date from 1944-45.
“Every house needs Westinghouse!” These style of ad campaign for various Westinghouse kitchen electricals date from 1946-49.
“Hello, full-flavour cooking!” These eye-catching, black-background ads for Club Aluminum cooking pots and pans date from 1945-47.
“Man, that’s not the work for a lovely wife!” These ads for “Automatic Coal Burners” by Fairbanks-Morse date from 1941.
“Are Bulbsnatchers people?” These ads for G.E Lamps, produced by General Electric, date from 1946-47 and featured different celebrities of the time “bulbsnatching”!
“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!” These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.
“For better sight use better light!” These black and white illustrated ads for Mazda Lamps, produced by Westinghouse, date from 1941-42. Unfortunately the artist/artists didn’t sign them so I don’t know who they are by.
“Walls go gay!” These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.
“Whistle while you wash!”
These ads for Rinso laundry detergent are from 1945.
“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.
“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.
“Exciting as a night on the town…” These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.
“C is for Cat…and so is Puss ‘n Boots”These ads for Puss ‘n Boots cat food date from 1947-48, with illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky.
“In the mood of yesterday, today and tomorrow, in colours to blend with a mood, to accent a quite scene.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for various gifts household items, including rugs, toys and cushions. They date from 1971-77.
“Campus tested! Campus approved!”These ads for Bates bedding and matching draperies are from 1941-49.
“America’s handiest food-saver!”These striking black and white illustrated ads for Waxtex waxed paper are from 1942-43.
“Kitchens of tomorrow may look like this!”This article is from a 1943 edition of Life magazine.
“I’m no softy, but sometimes my stomach is!”These ads for Pard dog food from 1941 feature some very stylish illustrations by Stan Ekman.
“A beautiful way to relax.” These are my favourite ads for La-Z-Boy chairs, dating from 1971-76.