“All men go for it!” These ads for Underwood’s “Deviled Ham” date from 1940.
“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!” These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.
“The girls who married twin brothers.” These ads for TruVal men’s shirts are all from 1947. They featured three different sets of twins.
“Samson was a sissy!” These ads for Knox Gelatine health drink are all from 1940.
“Purity. Body. Flavour” These ads for Ballantine ale date from 1947-48. They each had a description of the three rings logo and the same tag line of “America’s largest selling Ale”.
“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.
“Engineered for comfort! Designed for beauty!” These ads for American Optical sunglasses date from 1946-48.
“It’s a wonderful laugh, it’s a wonderful love!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1947.
“Keep your mouth shut!” These ads for Smith Bros Cough Drops date from 1943-45.
“Doris discovers it’s easy to eat fancy!” These ads for various Birds Eye frozen food products date from 1949-50. Mid to late 1949 saw the introduction of a little chick character in cold weather clothing who was included a comic strip at the top of each ad.
“Walls go gay!” These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.
“How to look every inch the country gentleman.” These ads for Stetson Hats date from 1945-48. They were mainly illustrated by Phil Dormont, but other artists were also used here and there, including Slayton Underhill, Scott Evans, Edwin Dahlberg and a couple whose signatures I can’t read.
“Executive America’s top cigar.”These ads for Webster cigars date from 1946-48 with illustrations by Edwin Georgi. They all featured couple at various social occasions.
“So neat! So sweet! So-o-o indescreet!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1946.
“Evervess… yes, yes!” These ads for Evervess sparkling water date from 1946-47. It was produced by Pepsi-Cola.
“Whistle while you wash!”
These ads for Rinso laundry detergent are from 1945.
“A lady of fire and ice… A rogue of steel and gallantry.” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1945.
“Be lovely to love.”
These ads for Fresh deodorant are from 1946-50. The design changed very little over the years, always featuring a kissing couple wearing glamorous evening attire.
“Ask for Birds Eye, Get Birds Eye!” These ads for various Birds Eye frozen food products date from 1946-49. Each ad featured a different recipe and technicolour photo, plus little illustrations at the bottom.
“Why, yes, your kitchen will be as gay and time-saving as these if you re-do it the ‘Never Before’ way!” These ads for Nairn linoleum flooring are from 1940-41.
“All this… and Hayworth too!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1944.
“Uncover the natural brilliance of your smile!” These ad’s for Pepsodent toothpaste date from 1946-47
“Margarine for me!” These ads for the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers date from 1947-48. They all had bright yellow backgrounds and were three distinct styles, two of which were illustrated.
“I’m out of the washday picture!” These ads for Bendix washing machines are from 1946-47.
“Only Chevrolet is first!” These striking ads for Chevrolet cars are from 1948.
“”Here’s a thrill, new and gay! It’s a dance filled holiday!” These magazine ads for movies are all from 1943.
“Faultlessly lubricated with Valvoline.” These ads for Valvoline motor oil are from 1945-48.
“If the Snider folks put it up… it tastes like home!” These fun illustrated ads for Snider’s “Old Fashioned Chili Sauce” and “Catsup” date from 1943-48.