Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Waxing On About Cezanne Blue In Black & White
Friday, September 11, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Women Are Delighted By Shills
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Modern Woman Monday: Women "Over 40" Wanted
Friday, June 12, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: "It's A Thrilling Fad Of The Month Selection!"
Ad from the February 1952 issue of The Workbasket; a magazine which was very fond of presenting advertorials as content.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Early Product Placement
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Don't Poop Out
Friday, June 5, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Before There Was The BeDazzler...
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Nightmare That Is Sandy Mac Underwear
And why would it be cute to see a toddler in his underwear skating on thin ice?
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Before Snap, Crackle, Pop...
Friday, February 27, 2009
Vintage Bridal Shower Party Games
Friday, January 16, 2009
The DECCA Navigator
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
She Can't Believe She's In Reader's Digest Either
Monday, January 12, 2009
Magic Trick Fan
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Have A Coke & A Smile
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Baby Midget Velvet Grip Hose Supporter
The ad was found in a 1921 issue of Modern Priscilla.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Hires Root Beer Package, 1890
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Skin Cancer For Christmas? You Shouldn't Have!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Giant Thinks Jack A Killer-Diller
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Into The 60s With Air BP
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
7 Maids A-Milking -- To Music
Monday, December 8, 2008
Trouble Keeping Your Hose Up?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Girls Who Do Needlework Are Heterosexual
Boye Needle Company proclaimed "Girls Like Boye's" and proffered a tee-shirt which read "Every Girl needs a Boye" on the back cover of McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Spring 1978 issue.
Thinking I just might be willing to kill for one of those shirts, I did a search at eBay for Every Girl needs a Boye -- and finding just one (irrelevant) result, do you know what eBay suggested I might have meant?
Did you mean... every girl needs a bone ?
Now that's funny. And redundant.
7 Years Of Constipation
Friday, December 5, 2008
You Still Have A Chance To Get Into The Movies
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Retro Alfa Romeo Ad
Everything's Better When It's Kitsch On A Ritz
Warning: Your Male Bosom Is Bunchy
Monday, December 1, 2008
1921 Doll Lamp
Eyelashes Like Fork Tines
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Yeast, The New Way -- And You'll Like It
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Correcting Ill-Shaped Noses At Home
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Would You Believe A Talking Dog?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Remember When You Could Smoke On A Plane?
Monday, November 3, 2008
Cuddle & Kitschy Coo The Swan
The ad appears on the back cover of Calling All Girls, December, 1945.
Yes, squirrel monkeys could actually be mailed to you, in a tiny little box (sundress not included), and you could have a best friend with a prehensile tail. I mean, other than Roger Coulter from 5th period, because he's just creepy. The squirrel monkey was guaranteed delivered alive, so if a dead monkey appeared in your mailbox, you had some sort of recourse. If you wanted two Minneapolis monkeys -- two monkeys!?! -- you could save a fivespot on the deal. Hopefully, you'll be well-prepared for its arrival; otherwise you might end up with angry parents and an arm full of stitches. My ad came from a 1963 issue of McCall's Needlework & Crafts.
Sucaryl On This
I look slimmer when I wear my tablecloths too, bitch.
But seriously... Sucaryl ® is Cyclamate, and was banned in the US for cancer. Which sort of begs the question about just what would be the cause of any weight loss.
If you can stand more strange factoids about Sucaryl®, check this info from Wikipedia:
Like many artificial sweeteners, the sweetness of cyclamate was discovered by accident. Michael Sveda was working in the lab on the synthesis of anti-fever medication. He put his cigarette down on the lab bench and when he put it back in his mouth he discovered the sweet taste of cyclamate.Just how do lab rats manage to survive at all?
Ad found in The Dakota Farmer, "Dakota's Own Magazine", April 18, 1959.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
When Illustrations Collide
The incongruity of such juxtaposition of pinup with what I lovingly call 'racing troll babies' makes me stare long and hard at this vintage magazine page for clues... At first I thought sex appeal was being applied by Perfect Circle, but the three babies, a regular gimmick used by the company, are drawn by Pete Hawley. Why the editors decided to print the pinup facing the ad is unknown to me -- but I'm sure it helped Perfect Circle sell piston rings.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
How Much Is Your Spare Time Worth?
This ad was a lot funnier pre-financial melt-down, when I found & scanned it. Now we're all just wondering if we'll be lucky enough to make a $1.50 an hour.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sani-Flush Your Gunk Away
Friday, September 12, 2008
No White Spots On Your Scottie Dog
We don't think Carbona Shoe Whitener should have promoted kicking or "rubbing" dogs with shoes by making such product claims, but it was 1941. Things were different then.
Friday, September 5, 2008
The Unknown Comic - Artist
And no one ever shows up to help me move.
Having a title seems to signify a series -- be it a regular comic series or an ad campaign -- but it's unsigned. The style is so familiar... Capp? Marge? I honestly don't know; neither does Google. If you do, please share.
Here's the bottom portion of the ad, in case that helps.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Modern Woman Monday: Bra Retardation Is Real People; The Figures Don't Lie
I don't quite know how to do the math... that's 50+ years to add another 37 percent points, times two breasts -- carry the nipple... At this rate, we're gonna have to carry our nipples.
The bottom line is, ladies, we're not getting older & wiser; we're getting older & saggier.
See another Formfit ad, likely from the 40's, boasting the same sad figures to boost lagging sales along with sagging boobs.