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.
“America’s Finest Silverplate” These celebrity endorsed ads for 1847 Rogers Bros cutlery date from 1939-45.
“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!” These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.
“Exciting as a night on the town…” These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.
“”Money only you can spend.” These illustrated ads for Bank America travellers cheques date from 1960. They were all long half-page ads with tri-colour block prints of various worldwide destination by an unknown artist.
“True Towel Tales” These six ads for Cannon towels date from 1943-44, illustrated by Stevan Dohanos, Fred Ludekens and James Bingham.
Following on from my post about 1980’s character nightwear, I decided to look into character bedding. These images are from various US Christmas catalogues dating from 1974-86.
Following on from my post about character bedding, I decided to look into character sleeping bags and tents. These images are from various US Christmas catalogues dating from 1974-92.
“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.
“These are the things we are fighting for.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery date from 1942-43. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb, Alex Ross plus a few unsigned illustrations.
“This is for keeps.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1946. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young couples getting married.
“Let’s make it for keeps.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1947. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young couples who plan to get married.
“The happiest brides have Community.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1948 and 1949. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured happy young brides.
“Yours to live with… yours to love… for keeps.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1950. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married or engaged couples.
“…for keeps.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1951 until mid 1952. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young engaged couples embracing.
“She’s in love… and she loves Community.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran from late 1952 and throughout 1953. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married women daydreaming about their new cutlery.
“She’s in love… and she loves Community.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery dates from 1954. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured sitting couples, shown from the shoulders down.
“Walls go gay!” These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.
“Comfort-Conditioned Homes!” These ads for Fiberglas insulation, screening, and panelling by Owns-Corning date from 1957-60.
“Frigidaire announces space age refrigeration!” These futuristic, sci-fi inspired Frigidaire ads are from 1966. They all feature sixties clad models wearing bubble space helmets (or possibly fish bowls).
Welcome madam, sir! Looking for some dubiously unhygienic fur coverings for your bathroom furniture? Well, step back into the 1970’s, you’ve come to the right place!
“No one lets you experience the Power of Music like General Electric.” These General Electric portable cassette player and hi-fi ads date from 1985-86. Red-Hot-Power!
“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”!
Build This Patio Appliance Centre These are my favourite DIY and home improvement projects from various 1969-1975 editions of Popular Mechanic magazine.
“New Griffin Savers Account has a lot to offer young savers.” This Midland Bank advert is from 1984-85. I had the Griffin Savers Account myself and still have the dictionary and pencil case somewhere!
“Free record token when you open an account.” These ads for National Girobank are from 1982-84. The account was for 15 to 19 year olds and offered record tokens as an incentive to open an account.
“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…” Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).
“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.
“Four approaches to beauty and comfort.” These very 1970’s interior design delights are from a 1977 Ebony magazine article which featured four different apartments.
“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 1957-59, Soft-Weve (by Scott) produced some beautiful fairytale style adverts for their toilet tissue. Featuring glamorous ladies wearing dresses specially designed to match the colourful toilet rolls they so decorously caress, it is easy to forget just what is being advertised!
Ahh. Memories of scratch n’ sniff stickers! Here are a selection of sticker adverts from 1984-87. I now feel like covering everything in sight in technicolour, scented stickers!
“Hunt through this and the next three pages for the animal look.” Found in the 1969 Sears Christmas Catalogue, this delightfully understated range of safari chic. Check out the Zebra telephone!
“A slight improvement on perfection.” These Technics CD and cassette player ads date from 1980-86. They are all very sci-fi with dark backgrounds, moonscapes, lasers and grids.
“The Kleenex Boutique Collection is in… and bathroom tissue has gone glorious. Gone honest-to-Kleenex soft!” Kleenex Boutique was produced from the late 1960’s to the early 1980’s. Bold colours and crazy paisley toilet paper and tissues, perfect to colour co-ordinate with your furry toilet seat cover!
“This deck is loaded.” These little b/w Toshiba cassette player ads date from 1983-87. Auto-reverse. Twin deck. Graphic equalizers. Anti-roll. What more could you want?
“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.
“Thrill to the tone and beauty!” These illustrated Wurlitzer jukebox ads date from 1947-48, with artwork by Albert Dorne.