“You’re so smart to smoke Parliaments.” These ads for Parliament cigarettes date from 1955-56. Specifically aimed at women, they featured various objects and accessories cleverly made from cigarettes.
“What this generation needs is a formal education.”These ads for After Six formal menswear date from 1956 to 1979.
“Fleischmann’s is the big buy!” These ads for Fleischmann’s whisky date from 1959-65.
“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.
“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.
“Eat something ugly for Halloween.” Here’s a selection of Halloween themed food and drink ads from various decades.
“Shock! Terror! Fear!” Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.
“Here are more of those Fun-to-Bake, Fun-to-Cut-Up cakes!”This was the second little animal cake booklet by Baker’s Coconut, which was published in 1959 by General Foods Corp. There were fifteen different cake ideas, all decorated with Angel Flakes.
“A calendar of new cake-making ideas!”This little animal cake booklet from Baker’s Coconut was published in 1956 by General Foods Corp. They were all decorated with Angel Flakes and was one cake idea for each month.
“She’s busy… yet she’s beautiful… she uses Pond’s.”These ads for Pond’s “Cold Cream” are from 1958-61 and feature famous actresses/models of the day, who were also busy mothers and wives.
“Coke-On-The-Job Keeps Workers Refreshed!”These Coca Cola vending machine ads for employers are from 1959-60.
“Have a Coke has become a gracious custom in more than 100 countries of the world today.”During 1957, artist Jack Potter created ten illustrations for Coca Cola’s “100 countries” ad campaign.
“Be really refreshed!”These ads for Coca Cola are from 1959-60.
“And now a ‘space suit’ for mothers to be.”This is an article from the Daily Express, Friday 20th November 1959 about a new fangled birthing contraption.
This selection of newspaper adverts from Nov/Dec 1959 are from various local and national UK papers.
This large full page ad for Woolworths toys is from the Daily Express, Friday November 20th 1959.
“Cocktails… for the holidays!” In Nov-Dec 1956, Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails produced two ads featuring actors Vincent Price and Billy Pearson brandishing a cocktail pitcher.
“Martinis on-the-rocks straight from the Heublein bottle.” These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails and cordials are from 1957.
“Martinis on-the-rocks straight from the Heublein bottle.” These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1957.
“Full strength – ready to serve.” These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1955-56.
“How to serve applause-winning Manhattans every time.” These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1954.
No seams to worry about!These pantyhose ads by Hanes date from 1954-65 and are all of a similar style.
“Opens in a jiffy… closes tight to keep flavour in!”In 1955, Philip Morris cigarettes commissioned artist Edwin Georgi to create this series of wonderful illustrations for them.
“No other cigarette gives you this assurance… this smoking pleasure.”In 1954, Philip Morris modernised their cigarette advertising campaign with a fresh new look (no bell boys to be seen anywhere). They also had a new design of “snap-open” packaging.
“Smoke for pleasure today. No Cigarette hangover tomorrow!”Philip Morris cigarettes sponsored US TV show I Love Lucy from its premier on 15th October 1951, until Christmas 1954. As well as the TV ads, there were paper ads featuring the shows stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
“Five days of new freedom.” These fun ads for Meds tampons by Modess are from 1954.