Tupper Diva‘s got an archive of old Tupperware catalogs and ephemera.
Vintage Avon ads from 1953.
A sales demonstration for Glo Candles, circa 1950s. Found in The Glo Candle For All Occasions, The Glow Candle Co., Kansas City, Missouri; copyright 1952 and 1956 by Consumers Cooperative Association.
Cover of a vintage map of California from Tide Water Oil Company, “You’re always welcome!” at Flying A Dealers; circa 1950.
Cleaner sweeping the floor after the Wall Street crash, 1929; his job wouldn’t last much longer than it took to clean this mess up, I suppose.
Do you remember when those melty-plastic-chip things were popular? Hey, they were “America’s Hottest Money-Makers.”
As published in the February, 1971 issue of The Workbasket.
This American Airlines ad (found in National Geographic, June 1968) reminds you not to grope the stewardesses — you don’t grope your mom, do you? Vintage ad via this Advertising & Tourism post at the Visual Arts Library Picture & Periodicals Collections blog.
Full-page ad for Swendson Ford found in a 1974 Center States Football League yearbook for the West Allis Spartans featuring the three generations of Swendsons: H. P. Swendson, E. A. Swendson, and Tom Swendson. Notice how formal initials gave way to less intimidating “buddy” names.
It may not be what you think — even if the classified ad was found in that retro romance magazine. …I wonder if the irony of Ms & Mr Lonelyhearts assisting in “animal romance” was lost on anyone? Or if the suicide rate was higher among those singles who bred animals simply to have them tortured for testing, then die… Oh, by the way, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photo from Modern Woman Magazine, an ice industry publication for housewives, circa 1944.