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Philco “Alice’s Adventures in Philcoland” ~ Refrigerator Adverts [1948] Illustrated

“So WONDERful, it’s fit for a Queen!”
This ad campaign for Philco refrigerators date from 1948 and featured illustrated characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Kayser ~ Glove Adverts [1939-1943] Illustrated

“The natural line is the beauty line.”
These illustrated ads for Kayser gloves date from 1939-43. Kayser, similar to Van Raalte, produced gloves, stockings and lingerie.

Ballantine ~ Ale Adverts [1948-1950] Illustrated

“Purity, body and flavour in every glass.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Ballantine ale ran from 1948-50 and each ad had the same sentence winding around a glass and bottle.

American Gas Association ~ Energy Adverts [1941-1947] Illustrations

“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!”
These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.

Ballantine ~ Ale Adverts [1946-1947] Illustrated

“Purity. Body. Flavour”
These ads for Ballantine ale date from 1947-48. They each had a description of the three rings logo and the same tag line of “America’s largest selling Ale”.

Westinghouse “Mazda Lamps” ~ Lighting Adverts [1941-1942] Illustrations

“For better sight use better light!”
These black and white illustrated ads for Mazda Lamps, produced by Westinghouse, date from 1941-42. Unfortunately the artist/artists didn’t sign them so I don’t know who they are by.

Stetson Hats ~ Hat Adverts [1945-1948] Illustrations by Phil Dormont

“How to look every inch the country gentleman.”
These ads for Stetson Hats date from 1945-48. They were mainly illustrated by Phil Dormont, but other artists were also used here and there, including Slayton Underhill, Scott Evans, Edwin Dahlberg and a couple whose signatures I can’t read.

Webster ~ Cigars Adverts [1946-1948] Illustrated by Edwin Georgi

“Executive America’s top cigar.”
These ads for Webster cigars date from 1946-48 with illustrations by Edwin Georgi. They all featured couple at various social occasions.

National Association of Margarine Manufacturers ~ Dairy Adverts [1947-1948]

“Margarine for me!”
These ads for the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers date from 1947-48. They all had bright yellow backgrounds and were three distinct styles, two of which were illustrated.

Snider’s Catsup & Chilli Sauce ~ Food Adverts [1943-1948]

“If the Snider folks put it up… it tastes like home!”
These fun illustrated ads for Snider’s “Old Fashioned Chili Sauce” and “Catsup” date from 1943-48.

White Rock ~ Soft Drinks Adverts [1946-1948] Illustrations by John Holmgren

“You’re positively colossal, Psyche!”
These illustrated ads for White Rock sparkling water date from 1946-48, with artwork by John Holmgren. Each ad featured the (very) scantily clad character of Psyche getting on wives nerves and over exciting the menfolk before calming them all down with a drink.

Mum ~ Deodorant Adverts [1945-1946]

“It isn’t your necklace they’ll notice, pet!”
These illustrated Mum deodorant adverts are from 1945-46.

Dole “Hawiian Pineapple” ~ Food & Drink Adverts [1945-46] Illustrations by Lloyd Sexton

“Reflections on Hawaii’s Bounty”
These two illustrated ads for Dole “Pineapple Juice” and “Pineapple Slices” were painted by Lloyd Sexton in 1945-46.

White Rock ~ Soft Drinks Adverts [1946] Illustrations by Slayton Underhill & Edwin Dahlberg

“Keeps you sparkling, too!”
These three illustrated ads for White Rock sparkling water date from 1946. They were illustrated by Slayton Underhill and Edwin Dahlberg.

Dole “Hawiian Pineapple” ~ Food & Drink Adverts [1938] Illustrations by A.M. Cassandre

“Truly Hawaiian”
These three wonderful illustrated ads for Dole “Pineapple Juice” and “Pineapple Gems” were painted by A.M. Cassandre in 1938.

Seven-Up “Fresh Up” ~ Soft Drink Adverts [1946] Illustrations

“Fresh up with Seven-Up!”
These Seven Up ads date from 1946. They continued in style from the previous year with the floating grinning heads, but also included cut-out illustrations posed with real bottles of soda.

Mennen ~ Shaving Adverts [1946-1947] Illustrations by Norman Mingo

“I like smooth men!”
These illustrated pin-up girl ads are for Mennen shaving cream and after shave (called “Skin Bracer”). They’re from 1946-47 and feature artwork by Norman Mingo.

Cole ~ Swimwear Adverts [1948-1949] Illustrations by Ron Wicks

“Makes the most of your best.”
These ads for Cole swimsuits date from 1948-49, with illustrations by Ron Wicks.

Paul Jones ~ Whisky Adverts [1943-1947] Illustrations

“A gentleman’s whiskey.”
These ads for Paul Jones whisky date from 1943-47.

Borden’s “Hemo” ~ Drink Adverts [1942-1946] Illustrations by Walter Early

“Drink your vitamins and like ’em!”
These illustrated ads by Walter Early for Borden’s Hemo, a fortified chocolate malt drink, date from 1942-46.

Borden’s “None Such Mince Meat” ~ Adverts [1940-1941]

“A tip from Elsie, the Borden cow.”
These slightly disturbing illustrated ads for Borden’s mincemeat date from 1940-41.

Borden’s ~ Dairy Adverts [1939-1949] Illustrations by Walter Early

“If it’s Borden’s it’s got to be good!”
These illustrations by Walter Early are from Borden’s dairy adverts from 1939-1949.

Yardley “Bond Street” ~ Perfume Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrations by W K Plummer & Bernard Lamotte

“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.

Pepsi-Cola “The Sociables” ~ Soft Drink Adverts [1959-1960] Illustrations

“They entertain the modern way!”
These lovely illustrated ads for Pepsi-Cola date from the end of 1959 though 1960.

Louis Philippe ~ Face Powder Adverts [1942-1945]

“Spreads unbelievable youthful disguise over tired, drab skin!”
These ads for Louis Philippe face powder and rouge date from 1942-45.

Louis Philippe ~ Lipstick Adverts [1942-1946]

“Magnetise your lips!”
These ads for Louis Philippe lipstick date from 1942-46.

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.

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.