Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Share The Meat - 1942

I am going to take the high road on this one.....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Flexible Flyer - 1949

Michael J. Fox wasn't so smart - they already had skateboards in the 1950's!

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Alka Seltzer - 1951

Remember - it is NOT a laxative!

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Viceroy Cigarettes - 1958

A thinking man's cigarette? Isn't that an oxymoron?

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Pro 59 Toothbrush - 1951

Look closely at the company name - I don't think I will be sticking anything from a prophylactic brush company in my mouth!

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Kellogs Gro-Pup - 1951

Kellogs Gro-Pup dogfood - wonder if it came with a prize in the bottom?

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Vimms - 1945

Although this Vimms Vitamins ad was illustrated by Norman Rockwell, it isn't the kind of heartwarming Americana you would normally expect.

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Winston - 1961

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Delco - 1945

Hmmmmm......Batteries and spark plugs. Seems like a good fit.....they even use the same colors in their ads! Someone ought to tell those AC & Delco folks they should get together.View Full Size

AC - 1944

AC Spark Plugs -

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Medico Filter Pipes - 1951

With a name like Medico, it has to be safe!

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Sunkist Navel Oranges - 1951

Get a full day's dose of DDT in only one of our oranges! 

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Philip Morris - 1942

Somehow I think this sort of advertisement may come back to haunt them

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Mimeograph Duplicator - 1942

Who can forget the smell of freshly mimeographed pages and carbon paper?

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Dixie Cups - 1942

Who needs a flu shot? Just get some Dixie cups!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Samsonite - 1949

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Sir-Jac - 1961

Boy, am I glad this style didn't catch on....

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Warner's Bras - 1951

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Chrysler '59 - 1958

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Kellogg's Variety Package - 1942

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