“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.
“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.
“Your engine makes this much acid every day.” These amazing illustrated ads for Shell “X-100” motor oil date from 1951-52 and featured artwork by Boris Artzybasheff.
“Like magic!” These ads for Sinclair “Opaline” motor oil are from 1947. The ads had a magical theme, and featured stars of current movies.