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.

Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1937-1938]

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

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.

Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939-1940]

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

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.

Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939]

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

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.

Playtex Makeup Cape ~ Adverts [1939]

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

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!

The Bread Diet ~ 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!

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.

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.

Smith Bros Cough Drops ~ Adverts [1930’s-1940’s]

“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.

Spud ~ Cigarette Adverts [1939-1940]

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

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.

Van Raalte Lingerie ~ Adverts [1930’s-1940’s]

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

Vitamins For Pep! – Kellogg’s Adverts [1930’s]

In 1939, Kellogg’s ran a series of comic strip style adverts topped with a photo for their whole-wheat breakfast cereal Pep, featuring the classic line “So the harder a wife works, the cuter she looks”. I got to get me some Pep!