Bromo-Seltzer ~ Antacid Adverts [1937]

“Stop morning-after before it starts.”
These ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1937 and were aimed at men who had partied too hard the night before!

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1937-1938]

“They’ll give you more pleasure.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1937-38.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1937]

“Her smile won him… but her breath lost him.”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1937. The comic strip style used continued for many years.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1938]

“Go ‘way! You’ve got bad breath!”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1938. The comic strip style used continued for several years.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939]

“Nobody makes a pass at me!”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1939. The comic strip style used continued for several years.

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Dole ~ Fruit Adverts [1938] “Hawiian Pineapple” Illustrations by A.M. Cassandre

“Truly Hawaiian”
These three wonderful illustrated ads for Dole “Pineapple Juice” and “Pineapple Gems” were painted by A.M. Cassandre in 1938.

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Easter Brings Eggs and Rabbits [Life, 1939]

These photos are from a Life magazine article dating 1939 which included a few lines on how toys were becoming more and popular as Easter presents, and also a little bit about why rabbits are associated with Easter.

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Fels Naptha Soap ~ Laundry Adverts [1936-1939]

“Banish title-tattle grey!”
These black and white, long half-page ads for Fels Naptha Soap date from 1936-39.

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Fleischmann’s Yeast ~ Health Adverts [1939-1940]

“Drink it… to your health!”
These ads for Fleischmann’s Yeast date from 1939-40. It was advertised as a cure-all for just about everything!

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Kellogg’s “Pep” ~ Breakfast Cereal Adverts [1939]

“So the harder a wife works, the cuter she looks!”
These ads for Kellogg’s whole-wheat breakfast cereal Pep date from 1939.

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Latex Balloons, Meat & Pretty Girls [Life, 1939]

“A pretty girl steps inside a latex balloon.”
I recently came across this bizarre article from 1939, demonstrating the use of latex wrapping on meat by placing a semi-dressed lady inside a giant balloon and shrink wrapping her.

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Life Savers ~ Breath Freshener Adverts [1939-1942]

“They’re cool, cool, COOL!”
These ads for Life Savers breath freshener sweets date from 1939-42.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1932] Illustrations by John La Gatta

“Do you inhale?”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1932, with artwork by John La Gatta.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1933] “No thanks!”

“No thanks! I’d rather have a Lucky!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1933.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1934-1935] “They taste better.”

“They taste better.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1934-35.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1934] “The height of good taste.”

“The height of good taste.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1934, and all featured glamorous women.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1935] “I’m your best friend.”

“I’m your best friend.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1935.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1936-1938] “A light smoke.”

“Luckies – a light smoke.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1936-38 and were all about how gentle Luckies were on the throat. From 1937 the ads featured music and movie stars of the time.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1938-1942] “Men who know tobacco best.”

“Have you tried a Lucky lately?”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1938-42. They all feature various tobacco experts at work, mulling over their dried leaves.

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Northwestern School of Taxidermy ~ Adverts [1910-1953]

“For fun and profit!”
These ads for Northwestern School of Taxidermy date between 1910 and 1953. They are all from Popular Mechanics magazine.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1938-1947]

“Call for Philip Morris.”
These ads for Philip Morris cigarettes date from 1938-47. I don’t know about you, but that bell boy creeps me out.

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Playtex: Makeup Cape ~ Makeup Adverts [1939]

“Prelude to loveliness!”
These ads for Playtex Makeup Capes date from 1939.

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Real Silk ~ Lingerie Adverts [1939-1940]

“Gossamer glamour for the transcendent occasion.”
These ads for Real Silk hosiery date from 1939-40.

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Selby “Styl-EEZ” ~ Shoe Adverts [1938-1940]

“The worlds greatest name in women’s shoes.”
These ads for Style-EEZ by Selby Shoes date between 1938-40.

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Simoniz ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1937-1940]

“Makes cars stay beautiful!”
These ads for Simoniz car cleaner and polish are from 1937-40.

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Smith Bros ~ Cough Drops Adverts [1938-1942]

“Girls. You look ugly when you cough.”
These simple yet eye catching ads for Smith Bros Cough Drops date from 1938-42.

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Spud ~ Cigarette Adverts [1939-1940]

“Save with Spuds!”
These adverts for Spud cigarettes are from 1939-40.

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Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939-1940]

“There’s gaiety in the taste of it…”
These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1939-40.

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Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939]

“You can taste and feel the difference.”
These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1939.

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The Bread Diet ~ Food Adverts [1939]

“Gain a youthful figure with the new bread diet!”
These ads by the American Institute Of Baking are from 1939. They recommended six slices of bread a day within their included diet to help reduce weight without losing energy. Sounds good to me!

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Van Raalte ~ Lingerie Adverts [1935-1946]

“Because you love nice things.”
These Van Raalte lingerie ads are from 1935-46.

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Women’s Fashion Shoot [1939] Spring Shoes

“Giddy colours, queer heels adorn the spring shoes!”
These women’s shoes are from Life magazine, April 1939. They were notable for “the queerest heels and brightest colours in years”.

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