“Something more than beer… a tradition in hospitality!” “Something more than beer… a tradition in hospitality!”
“You’ve never given stockings like these!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themed underwear adverts dating from 1950-59.
“When I’m eating Jell-O I wish I were a reindeer!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themed sweet and desert adverts dating from 1951-59.
“Holiday time is pizza party time!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themed food adverts dating from 1951-58.
“It’s time for parties by the dozen!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themed soda adverts dating from 1951-59.
“Here’s the gift that she’ll adore… gay new plaids by Ship’n Shore!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themed womenswear and family fashion adverts dating from 1951-59.
“Yours, for a merry merry Christmas with the world’s most modern car!” Here is a selection of travel related Christmas themed ads, dating from 1950-59. Included are adverts for cars, bikes, planes, boats, trains, and car maintenance.
“Christmas time is toy time. Give American toys.” This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1951. Following the ad were six pages full of various American manufactured toys.
“Smooth new idea for her Christmas stocking!” These Christmas themed shaving adverts by Schick date from 1950-58.
“Christmas morning she’ll be happier with a hoover!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themes ads for various brands of vacuum cleaners, which was enough to make any 1950’s housewife very happy. They date between 1951-59.
“Every man’s idea of Christmas!” Here’s a selection of Christmas themed menswear adverts dating from 1951-59.
“Chesterfield for a happy holiday!”These Christmas ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-56.
“Christmas time is toy time. Give American toys.” This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1950. Following the ad were five pages full of various American manufactured toys.
“If Santa Claus shaved, this is what he’d use!” Here are some vintage Christmas themed shaving adverts by Norelco and Remington, dating from 1954-59.
“Christmas cheer by the panful!” These Christmas themed ads for various festive meat products date from 1951-59.
“The perfect gift for every filter smoker on your list!”
Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette, cigar, pipe and lighter adverts from 1950 to 1959.
“Love that Red Heart!”These illustrated ads for Morrell “Red Heart” tinned dog food date from 1950-51.
“Do you think you are smoking too much?” These ads for Embassy cigarettes are from 1950 and feature smokers solemnly contemplating the amount they puff.
“Show your colours!” These ads for Cannon towels date from 1946-55.
“It’s made me what I am today!”These ads for Kellogg’s “Gro-Pup” dry dog food date from 1950-51.
“The goblins’ll getcha if you don’t hand out!” Here’s a selection of Halloween themed ads from the 1950’s, which includes everything from candy to shoe polish!
“There’s a big difference between a lion and a dandelion.” This somewhat bizarre illustrated ad campaign by Ethyl gasoline ran from 1950 to the beginning of 1952.
“Who is she?” This black & white ad campaign for DuBarry beauty preparations ran from 1947 until at least 1951.
“Individual beauty, made to order!” These ads for Charles of the Ritz cosmetics date from 1956-59, many of which were photographed through textured glass.
“A flight into new areas of sonic and musical experience.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Provocative Percussion” by Terry Snyder and the All Stars from 1959.
“Where others fail Bromo-Seltzer works.”These split-head ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1950, with a change of design into 1951.
“Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Exotic Dreams” by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.