Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gifts on the cheap....

 

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Have a toasty Christmas

 

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Friday, November 21, 2008

An alarming gift idea....

 

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lucky Strike / Pall Mall Christmas

Give a carton for Christmas? Some ads haven't changed in 50 years....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Prince Gardner Leather Products Vintage Christmas Ad

Who who wants a leather key gard <sic> for Christmas?

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American Meat Institute Christmas Vintage Ad

Who knew there was an American Meat Institute?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lucky Strike means fine tobacco

Have a Lucky Strike Christmas!

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Vintage Xmas Van Heusen Shirt Ad

Here is a 1951 Christmas ad for Van Heusen Shirts. Like the Arrow shirts below, these shirts still look pretty much the same today.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

1951 Coca Cola Santa

The famous Coca Cola Santa, circa 1951. Now these are typically available as a litho print or in art books, but 50 years ago these were full page ads in everyday periodicals..

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Vintage Arrow shirts Christmas ad

Here is a 1951 Christmas ad for Arrow Shirts. This must be what they call a "timeless design", as they look practically identical to current offerings from Arrow almost over 50 years later.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

A more innocent time....

Here is a Scotch Tape Christmas ad from 1951. Note that the present held by the girl right next to the man's hand has a different connotation to folks today than it did at that time....

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