Ahh the good ol’ days! When neither the cigarettes nor the advertising companies had a filter. These are fantastic!
Smokers of America, do yourself a favor. Make your next cigarette a Tipalet.
Del Monte Ketchup – a new top that’s so easy to open, a woman can do it. Yay!
Vintage Hoover print ad
I thought this was a nail polish ad! Nope, just a typewriter that keeps your hands pretty.
Ruh roh… watch out boys!
Why eat right and exercise when you could just swallow a tapeworm!? Simple solution. This way there’s more time for vacuuming.
A big EWWW to the first ad for Love Cosmetics, but could we take a quick look at the fauxhawks on those twinsies?! Ha!
1953 Ridgid ad and 1959 Bell & Howell Projector ad
Well? Should you offer? After all , if she likes the offer, she might start to play. No strings attached.
Ridgid, you dog! These are great.
VD is not Victory. Remember that.
Look better. Feel better. Wake up your body.
There’s nothing better than a nice tan baby!
Santa, you smooth devil, you. Where’s the rest of your body?
I had to research this 1885 ad for Cocaine toothache drops – I didn’t believe it was the real deal, but in fact it was. The Lloyd Manufacturing of Albany, New York produced these Cocaine Toothache Drops in the 1800s through the turn of the century, but as the shop owner at MoriaCoon says for this vintage bottle that’s for sale, “I’m sure that they were quite effective for pain relief, their formulation fell out of favor for obvious reasons.”
What’s with the typography on this one? Good grief. And the entire grapefruit shoved into the glass? Kenwood, get it together.
Vintage cigarette ads – Lucky and Camel
I’m pretty sure this ad is still running in the West Texas Courier.
If birds and music notes popped into my bedroom when I woke up, I’d chug a gallon of this this chocolaty goodness each morning. Also, Ovaltine makes you so fit that you can see your six pack through your nightgown. Really, it’s just all-around good stuff.
Don’t be a bitch. Have a Midol.
So he gets out of bed, gets dressed, straightens his tie, and pops back under the covers for breakfast? Perfect.
Here’s another one I had to research… did Reagan really publicly endorse the Chesterfield brand? Sure did. According to Wiki, In the 1940s and 1950s Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Arthur Godfrey were among Chesterfield’s official spokesmen, Chesterfield being one of the primary sponsors of the radio and TV programs of these stars during that time.
Thorazine is an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and disorganized and psychotic thinking, according to PSYWeb.com. Apparently it also treats a good ol’ case of the crankypants. Side note: I looked up the side effects, and “Worsening of psychotic symptoms” is one of them. HA! So sometimes it works, sometimes it makes it worse. Good luck!
Nothing worse than homelines.
Like a spirited woman who yearns to be tamed. Brilliant!
Nourishing beer for baby. Put that on your registry.
And that’s the miracle of Marlboro.
Note the “Papa says it won’t hurt us” quote from the little girl.
Secretaries across the nation became safer the day the Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter was released.
Chase Sanborn Coffee ad from 1952. Well, you’ve been warned!
Soda = Success. Makes perfect sense.
This appears to be a BYOP (Bring Your Own Puppet) cruise.
Love this! Vintage Schlotz ad. I need to start cooking in long skirts.
Make your kids watch TV! Unless you want them to be stupid, of course.
Just another reason to wash the windows with all your might. It makes you skinny!
Here’s my all time favorite. “You bet your sweet telex operator it is!” I’m going to start saying “You bet your sweet [insert whatever we're talking about here]” every time the answer is “yes” from now on. Can’t wait.
Makes sense. I will do this. Thanks, Dormeyer!
Gosh, honey, you seem to thrive on cooking, cleaning and dusting… LOVE this.
No nipple on the bottle or anything? These ’50s babies were way more advanced than the light-flow, airflex, silicone nipple-requiring babies of today.
This is disgusting. LOL I can’t stop staring at this one. PS I’ve never seen roots on a cabbage before – this was educational!
Looking up now where to get my hands on this stuff!
If you’re thing, flat, skinny and underweight, there’s hope for you!