Illustrations

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.

Category: Home Improvements
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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”.

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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.

Category: Alcoholic Drinks
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Bestform ~ Lingerie Adverts [1944] Illustrations by George Petty

“No finer fit at any price!”
These six ads for Bestform lingerie are from 1944, with particularly pert bosomed illustrations by American pin-up artist George Petty.

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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.

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Category: Soft Drinks
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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.

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

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

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Cannon Towels ~ Bathroom Adverts [1943-1944] Illustrated by Stevan Dohanos, Fred Ludekens and James Bingham

“True Towel Tales”
These six ads for Cannon towels date from 1943-44, illustrated by Stevan Dohanos, Fred Ludekens and James Bingham.

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Carling “Red Cap” ~ Ale Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrated

“Silky Red Cap. Silky Carling’s.”
These illustrated ads for Carling’s “Red Cap” ale date from 1947-48. They all had dark green backgrounds and a mixture of outline and full illustrations.

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Carling “Red Cap” ~ Ale Adverts [1948-1949] Illustrated by L.M. Simpson

“Great expectations…great refreshment.”
These illustrated ads for Carling’s “Red Cap” ale date from 1948-49, with illustrations by L.M. Simpson.

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Chivas Regal ~ Whisky Adverts [1958-1960] Illustratrated

“”Scotland’s prince of whiskies.””
These illustrated ads for Chivas Regal whisky ran from 1958-60. The artists included Phil Hays, Herbert Danska, Antonio Frasconni, Sven Palmquist, Alfred D. Crim, and Harvey Woolhiser. Each advert used a different artist, commissioned to create an interpretation of Robert the Bruce using various art forms.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1957] Illustrations by Jack Potter

“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.

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Category: Soft Drinks
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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.

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Category: Sportswear
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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1942-1943 Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb & Alex Ross

“These are the things we are fighting for.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery date from 1942-43. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb, Alex Ross plus a few unsigned illustrations.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1943-1945] Illustrations by Jon Whitcomb & Michael

“Back home for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery date from 1943-45.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1946] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“This is for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1946. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young couples getting married.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1947] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“Let’s make it for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1947. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young couples who plan to get married.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1948-1949] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“The happiest brides have Community.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1948 and 1949. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured happy young brides.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1950] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“Yours to live with… yours to love… for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1950. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married or engaged couples.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1951-1952] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“…for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1951 until mid 1952. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young engaged couples embracing.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1952-1953] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“She’s in love… and she loves Community.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran from late 1952 and throughout 1953. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married women daydreaming about their new cutlery.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1954] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“She’s in love… and she loves Community.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery dates from 1954. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured sitting couples, shown from the shoulders down.

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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.

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Dole ~ Fruit Adverts [1938] “Hawiian Pineapple” 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.

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Category: Food / Category: Soft Drinks
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Dole ~ Fruit Adverts [1945-1946] “Hawiian Pineapple” 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.

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Dr West’s ~ Toothbrush Adverts [1947-1952] Artwork by Bauman-Greene

“Package of smiles!”
These graphic style ads for Dr West’s “Miracle Tuft” toothbrushes date from 1947-52, with photography by Bauman-Greene.

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Dr West’s ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrated

“Package of smiles!”
These illustrated ads for Dr West’s toothpaste date from 1947-48.

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Ethyl ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1950-1952] Illustrated

“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.

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Fisher Body ~ Car Adverts [1957-1959] “Hovercar” Illustrations

“Makes time stand still.”
These amazing space-age style ads for Fisher Body date from 1957-59 and are a collage of photography and illustration.

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Gem Razors ~ Shaving Adverts [1944-1946] Illustrations by Peter Arno

“Avoid 5 O-Clock Shadow”
These busty illustrated ads for Gem razors and blades are from 1944-45 and featured artwork by Peter Arno.

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Jantzen ~ Lingerie Adverts [1947-1950] Illustrations by Pete Hawley

“Anybody can have a better figure!”
These black & white illustrated ads for Jantsen girdles and panty-girdles are from 1947-50. The artwork was by Pete Hawley.

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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.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1958-1959] “Snow Fresh” Illustrated by Bourke, Lewring & Buckham

“As cool and clean as a breath of fresh air.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1958-59. The illustrated ads featured couples in cool or fresh outdoors locations.

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Louis Philippe ~ Makeup Adverts [1942-1945]

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

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Louis Philippe ~ Makeup Adverts [1942-1946]

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

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1932] Illustrations by John La Gatta

“Do you inhale?”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1932, with artwork by John La Gatta.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1943-1947] Illustrated

“Lucky Strike means fine tobacco!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1942-47, illustrated by various artists.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1948] Illustrated

“Lucky strike presents The Man Who Knows.”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1948.

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Category: Smoking
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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950-1952] “Be happy-go lucky!”

“Be happy-go lucky!”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950-52.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1953] “Luckies tastes better!”

“Luckies tastes better!”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1953.

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Marlboro Shirt Co. ~ Menswear Adverts [1955-1956] Illustratrated

“Caresses like cashmere… washes like magic!”
These illustrated ads for men’s sportswear by Marboro Shirt Co. date from 1955-56.

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Marlboro Shirt Co. ~ Menswear Adverts [1955] Illustratrated

“Sports shirts with a flair for style!”
These illustrated ads for men’s sportswear by Marboro Shirt Co. date from 1955. The ads were a mixture of chalk figures and painted shirts.

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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.

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Miller ~ Ale Adverts [1959-1960] “High Life” Illustrated by John McCormack

“The champagne of bottle beer.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Miller “High Life” lager dates from 1959-60, with artwork by by John McCormack.

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Morrell “Red Heart” ~ Dog Food Adverts [1950-1951] Illustrated

“Love that Red Heart!”
These illustrated ads for Morrell “Red Heart” tinned dog food date from 1950-51.

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Mum ~ Deodorant Adverts [1945-1946]

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

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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.

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National Confectioners’ Association ~ Food 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.

Category: Confectionary
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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949-1953] “Throat Scratch”

“Guard against throat-scratch.”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1949-53. They were all full page ads with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smoking busts.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1953-1954] “Smooth Smoking”

“Let your throat enjoy smooth smoking!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1953-54. They were very similar to the later ads of previous campaign, with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smokers.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1954-1956] “Reward Yourself”

“Reward yourself!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1954-56. As per their previous ad campaigns, all illustrations of happy smokers were black and white, with red text on the white background or white text on a solid red background.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1956-1957] “Mildness Is Pleasure”

“Mildness is a pleasure with Pall Mall.”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1956-57. Where previously they had all been illustrated, they were now a mixture of illustration or black and white photo. All still had red block backgrounds with white text, or red text on white as per older campaigns.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1957-1960] Illustrated by Mary Blair

“So friendly to your taste!”
These stylised ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1957-59. They were illustrated by Disney artist Mary Blair.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960-1962] Illustrated by Mary Blair

“Good! Good! Good!”
These illustrated ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from late 1960-62. The ads all had a white background with different stylised fruit painted by Disney artist Mary Blair.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1962] Illustrated Couples

“Wherever particular people congregate.”
These two illustrated ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from late 1962. They featured couple dining out, with the gentlemen admiring the length of their cigarettes. Possibly by Mary Blair.

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Pard ~ Dog Food Adverts [1940-1941] Illustrations by Stan Ekman

“I’m no softy, but sometimes my stomach is!”
These ads for Pard dog food from 1941 feature some very stylish illustrations by Stan Ekman.

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Paul Jones ~ Whisky Adverts [1943-1947] Illustrations

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

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

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

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Philco ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1948] “Alice’s Adventures in Philcoland” 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.

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Philips ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1986-1987] Illustrated

“More woofers than Battersea dogs home.”
This illustrated ad campaign for various Philips CD/cassette players is from 1986-87.

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Pontiac ~ Car Adverts [1959-1969] Illustrations by Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman

“The only car with wide track wheels.”
These lovely illustrations for various Pontiac cars date from 1959-69. The artwork was created by Art Fitzpatrick (AF), who drew the cars, and Van Kaufman (VK), who drew the backgrounds.

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Puss ‘n Boots ~ Cat Food Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky

“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.

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Schlitz ~ Ale Adverts [1948-1950] Illustrated

“I was curious… I tasted it…”
These illustrated ads for Schlitz beer date from 1948-50. They all featured three strips of illustrations with curious men tasting a new beverage.

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Seven-Up ~ Soda Adverts [1946] “Fresh Up” 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.

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Shell “X-100” Motor Oil ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1951-1952] Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff

“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.

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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.

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Stetson ~ 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.

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Tek ~ Toothbrush Adverts [1947] Illustrated by Robert George Harris

“No other toothbrush has all these features!”
These two ads for Tek toothbrushes are from 1947. They were illustrated by Robert George Harris.

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Textron ~ Lingerie Adverts [1945-1949] Illustrations by C.J. Sternberg

“Silky soft as a dandelion puff.”
These beautiful illustrated ads for Textron women’s underwear date from 1945-49.

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Textron ~ Nightwear Adverts [1947-1949] Illustrations by Frederick Siebel

“Silky soft as a dandelion puff.”
These beautiful illustrated ads for Textron women’s underwear date from 1945-49.

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Waxtex ~ Kitchenwear Adverts [1942-1943]

“America’s handiest food-saver!”
These striking black and white illustrated ads for Waxtex waxed paper are from 1942-43.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Wurlitzer ~ Jukebox Adverts [1947] Illustrated by Albert Dorne

“Thrill to the tone and beauty!”
These illustrated Wurlitzer jukebox ads date from 1947-48, with artwork by Albert Dorne.

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Yardley ~ Perfume Adverts [1947-1948] “Bond Street” 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.

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