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1952 When It Rains It Pours
2016-10-23 13:00
This ad campaign for Morton Salt is an example of classic Americana. The full page ad appeared in the October 1952 edition of Everywoman’s magazine with an assortment of other food-rel… Read More
1963 – OJ Pancakes
2016-10-22 13:30
I have to admit that I haven’t tried Orange Juice pancakes, but it appears that they’re mighty yummy. The mom and her two young ones pictured in this Aunt Jemima ad from 1963 are… Read More
1952 Coke Picnic Cooler
2016-09-21 13:00
This ad from 1952 showing a wooden case printed with the Coca Cola logo, a Coca Cola ice chest, and teenagers wearing sweaters and circle skirts perfectly represents our images of… Read More
1957 Style In Bus Terminal
2016-09-20 13:00
Are we to believe that people dressed like this for bus travel in 1957? Dunno. When I see a mid-century bus photo, my thoughts turn to the heroic Rosa Parks who refused to give up her s… Read More
1962 Complexion Clean-up
2016-09-19 13:00
I remember using Noxzema when I was a young teenager. Perhaps it was ads like this that inspired me to spend my baby sitting money to secure a clear complexion.  The copy reads, &l&hell…Read More
1956 Pink Typist
2016-09-18 13:00
The tagline for this 1956 ad for IBM’s electric typewriter reads, “No, the IBM Electric can’t spell but it will give you the best-looking letters you ever saw.” I won… Read More
1962 Decorator Colors
2016-09-17 13:00
Apparently 1962 was a colorful year for home decor. Case in point. This room from New York interior designer C Eugene Stephenson who recommends “colors for walls and fabrics correlated… Read More
1967 Unfortunate Hairdos
2016-09-16 13:00
It’s a fact. Most hairdos from previous decades look ridiculous. Of course the 1960’s were no exception. However, I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from the… Read More
1963 Cowboy Kids
2016-09-15 13:00
Not sure if kids like this still exist. Would the two little boys playing “cowboys and Indians” shooting toy pistols be considered politically incorrect? Likely. Person… Read More
1957 Butterfly Kiss
2016-09-14 13:00
Pretty ad from 1957 showing a model with 1950’s soft curls holding a can of hair spray that happens to have a butterfly fluttering on top. Ad was published in the September edition of… Read More

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