“Be young… be bright… be lovely.” These ads for Yardley’s “English Lavender” perfume date from 1942-48.
“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.
“Keep your best face forward!” These ads for Yardley’s “Bond Street” perfume and beauty preparations date from 1942-46.
“As radiant as a precious jewel.” These ads for DuBarry beauty preparations date from 1945-46.
“With lovely new clothes and completion, Margaret Ryan plans a Cabana honeymoon.” These honeymoon themed ads for DuBarry beauty preparations date from 1945.
“Spreads unbelievable youthful disguise over tired, drab skin!” These ads for Louis Philippe face powder and rouge date from 1942-45.
“For the song in your heart…” These ads for Louis Philippe’s “Sunbird” lipstick date from 1946.
“Magnetise your lips!” These ads for Louis Philippe lipstick date from 1942-46.
“Birds make them huge and elegant.” These wonderful hats are from Life magazine, October 1944.
“New York milliners show balloon silhouettes, curlicue crowns and jelly rolls gone glamorous.” These wonderfully extravagant hats are from Life magazine, August 1945.
“An old and genteel art is used to make jaunty, stylish cloths.” These lovely crocheted garments are from Life magazine, January 1945.
“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.
“Don’t rob yourself of comfort in action!” These ads for Modess sanitary napkins date from 1940-46.
“There’s beauty in the air!” These ads for Coty cosmetics date from 1942-47. They were illustrated by Carl Erickson.
“And best of all… it’s Milliken!” These ads for Milliken women’s fashions date from 1947-49.
“New sizes! New shapes! New pleasure!” These ads for Blackstone Cigars date from 1944-45.
“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.
“From now on – it’s Chelsea!” These ads for Chelsea cigarettes date from 1945-46.
These ads for I. Magnin women’s fashions date from 1947-48.
“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.
“Rub and relax with Mifflin!”These ads for rubbing alcohol Mifflin date from 1940-44.
“I’m a girl who can’t say no!”These ads for indigestion remedy Pepto-Bismol date from 1940-47.
“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!”Here’s some vintage Whitman’s Chocolates adverts from 1941-51.
“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.
“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.
“The worlds greatest name in women’s shoes.” These ads for Style-EEZ by Selby Shoes date between 1938-40.
“Tasty, tempting, delicious!” These ads for Trolls mint sweets are all from 1946.
“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.