“The worlds greatest name in women’s shoes.” These ads for Style-EEZ by Selby Shoes date between 1938-40.
“They’ll give you more pleasure.” These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1937-38.
“Nobody makes a pass at me!” These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1939. The comic strip style used continued for several years.
“There’s gaiety in the taste of it…” These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1939-40.
“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.
“You can taste and feel the difference.” These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1939.
“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.
“Prelude to loveliness!”These ads for Playtex Makeup Capes date from 1939.
“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!
“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!
“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.
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.
“Girls. You look ugly when you cough.”
These simple yet eye catching adverts are for Smith Bros Cough Drops, found in US magazines and newspapers from the mid 1930’s to early 1940’s.
“Save with Spuds!” These adverts for Spud cigarettes are from 1939-40.
“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.
“Because you love nice things.”These Van Raalte lingerie ads are from 1935-46.