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 ~ Adverts [1940-1945]

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

Pepto-Bismol ~ 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.

Styl-EEZ by Selby Shoes ~ 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 ~ Adverts [1946]

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

Forstmann Woolen Company ~ 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.

Forstmann Woolen Company ~ Adverts [1943-1944]

“Loomed For You”
This ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1943-44. Each ad was participially framed with woollen fabric.

Forstmann Woolen Company ~ Adverts [1941-1942]

“For Lines That Live”
This ad campaign by Forstmann Woollen Company dates from 1941-42. Each ad featured a selection of black and white photographs of the same outfit from a different shoot.

Bond Street Tobacco ~ Adverts [1942-1944]

“Why be the goat every time you light your pipe?”
These ads for Bond Street tobacco date from 1942-44.

Juleps Cigarettes ~ Adverts [1942]

“Do war nerves make you smoke too much?”
These ads for Juleps cigarettes are from 1942, most of which had a WWII theme.

Chesterfield Cigarettes ~ Adverts [1942-1945]

“From here to victory, it’s Chesterfield.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1942-45, and all had a WWII theme.

Chesterfield Cigarettes ~ Adverts [1940-1942]

“The way to more smoking pleasure.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-42.

Bates Bedspreads & Drapes ~ Adverts [1940’s]

“Campus tested! Campus approved!”
These ads for Bates bedding and matching draperies are from 1941-49.

Trushay Hand Lotion ~ Adverts [1944-1946]

“Soft as whispers… your hands thrill him as they touch his face.”
These ads for Trushay hand lotion are from 1944-46.

Colgate Toothpaste ~ Adverts [1940]

“She looks like a million… but she hasn’t much sense!”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1940. This comic strip style continued for several years.

Squibb Toothpaste ~ Adverts [1940]

“Feel fresh as a wind-whipped white cap!”
These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1940.

Squibb Toothpaste ~ Adverts [1939-1940]

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