Yardley “English Lavender” ~ Perfume & Soap Adverts [1942-1948]

“Be young… be bright… be lovely.”
These ads for Yardley’s “English Lavender” perfume date from 1942-48.

Yardley “Bond Street” ~ Perfume Adverts [1947-1948]

“The perfume of lovely women everywhere.”
These ads for Yardley’s “Bond Street” perfume date from 1947-48. They feature illustrated backgrounds by W K Plummer and Bernard Lamotte.

Yardley “Bond Street” ~ Perfume & Makeup Adverts [1942-1946]

“Keep your best face forward!”
These ads for Yardley’s “Bond Street” perfume and beauty preparations date from 1942-46.

DuBarry Beauty Preparations ~ Adverts [1945-1946]

“As radiant as a precious jewel.”
These ads for DuBarry beauty preparations date from 1945-46.

DuBarry Beauty Preparations ~ Adverts [1945]

“With lovely new clothes and completion, Margaret Ryan plans a Cabana honeymoon.”
These honeymoon themed ads for DuBarry beauty preparations date from 1945.

Louis Philippe ~ Face Powder Adverts [1942-1945]

“Spreads unbelievable youthful disguise over tired, drab skin!”
These ads for Louis Philippe face powder and rouge date from 1942-45.

Louis Philippe ~ “Sunbird” Lipstick Adverts [1946]

“For the song in your heart…”
These ads for Louis Philippe’s “Sunbird” lipstick date from 1946.

Louis Philippe ~ Lipstick Adverts [1942-1946]

“Magnetise your lips!”
These ads for Louis Philippe lipstick date from 1942-46.

Fancy Feathered Hats ~ Women’s Fashion [1944]

“Birds make them huge and elegant.”
These wonderful hats are from Life magazine, October 1944.

Big Fall Hats ~ Women’s Fashion [1945]

“New York milliners show balloon silhouettes, curlicue crowns and jelly rolls gone glamorous.”
These wonderfully extravagant hats are from Life magazine, August 1945.

Fancy Crochets ~ Women’s Fashion [1945]

“An old and genteel art is used to make jaunty, stylish cloths.”
These lovely crocheted garments are from Life magazine, January 1945.

Johnson’s ~ Baby Oil & Baby Powder Adverts [1944-1948]

“Now I’ll be the mama!”
These slightly terrifying ads featuring giant babies and tiny mothers are for Johnson’s Baby Oil & Baby Powder. They date from 1944-48.

Modess ~ Feminine Hygiene Adverts [1940-1946]

“Don’t rob yourself of comfort in action!”
These ads for Modess sanitary napkins date from 1940-46.

Coty ~ Makeup Adverts [1942-1947] Illustration by Carl Erickso

“There’s beauty in the air!”
These ads for Coty cosmetics date from 1942-47. They were illustrated by Carl Erickson.

Milliken ~ Womenswear Adverts [1947-1949]

“And best of all… it’s Milliken!”
These ads for Milliken women’s fashions date from 1947-49.

Blackstone Cigars ~ Adverts [1944-1945]

“New sizes! New shapes! New pleasure!”
These ads for Blackstone Cigars date from 1944-45.

National Confectioners’ Association ~ Adverts [1946-1947]

“Candy’s dandy…keep it handy!”
These ads by the The Council on Candy of the National Confectioners Association date from 1946-47. Featuring illustrations by Vernon Grant, the ad campaign encouraged Americans to eat candy for energy.

Chelsea ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1946]

“From now on – it’s Chelsea!”
These ads for Chelsea cigarettes date from 1945-46.

I. Magnin ~ Womenswear Adverts [1947-1948]

These ads for I. Magnin women’s fashions date from 1947-48.

Puss ‘n Boots ~ Cat Food Adverts [1947-1948]

“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.

Mifflin ~ Skin Care Adverts [1940-1945]

“Rub and relax with Mifflin!”
These ads for rubbing alcohol Mifflin date from 1940-44.

Pepto-Bismol ~ Indigestion Adverts [1940-1947]

“I’m a girl who can’t say no!”
These ads for indigestion remedy Pepto-Bismol date from 1940-47.

Whitman’s Chocolates ~ Christmas Adverts [1941-1951]

“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!”
Here’s some vintage Whitman’s Chocolates adverts from 1941-51.

Christmas Smokes ~ Cigarette Adverts [1940’s-1950’s]

“Gifts that say Merry Christmas with every puff!”
Here’s some vintage cigarette adverts from the 1940’s and 1950’s with Santa pushing the smokes.

Aralac ~ Womenswear Adverts [1945-1946]

“It’s Aralac!”
These black and white ads are for a fabric called Aralac and featured womenswear by a variety of designers. They date from 1945-46.

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.

Trolls Candy Mints ~ Confectionary Adverts [1946]

“Tasty, tempting, delicious!”
These ads for Trolls mint sweets are all from 1946.

Forstmann Woolen Company ~ Womensear Adverts [1944-1956]

“The finest woollens in the world.”
This long running ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1944-56, and ran from September to April each year. The ads had a background of three swathes of fabric with a model wearing clothes made from them.