Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Standard Plumbing Fixtures"

"'Standard' kitchen sinks, 'yard stick high,' provide comfort and prevent back-strain. How high is yours?"

Ad for the Standard Sanitary Mfg. Company of Pittsburgh, 1922

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"The pain is really gone!"

"That is what will astonish you most the first time you use Sloan's Liniment - the rapidity with which it brings relief.

"You apply Sloan's to the sore spot or the aching muscle. Immediately you feel a comforting glow - a sensation of tingling, penetrating warmth.

"For a minute you wonder if this warmth has made you forget the pain. Then suddenly you realize that the pain itself has gone. Not just for the moment, but gone completely."

Ad for Sloan's Liniment, from 1923.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Mother, you're looking younger every day!"

"The secret of restoring and retaining a youthful complexion lies chiefly in the faithful and well-directed use of the proper sorts of face creams. The constant employment of creams by actresses in removing make-up is largely responsible for the clearness and smoothness of their skins."

Ad for Pompeian Night Cream, from 1923.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"I know they'll all be pleased!"

"There's an extensive variety of Westclox to choose from. Alarms in lustrous nickel or exquisite color... so refined in beauty of design and finish that they may also be employed as timepieces in any room in the home; good looking and dependable Pocket Watches for men and boys; an attractive and reliable Auto clock for the car; and Tiny Tim, a handy little timekeeper without alarm for the desk of a business associate... the classroom... the study... or for the handbag of one who travels."

Ad for Wextclox, 1929

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Youth and Style Belong Together!

"Fashions seem planned for the slender, supple lines of the youthful figure!
"That is one reason why the Ferris Corset Waist is so popular with all ages. It carries the beauty of a lovely figure, which is the priceless possession of girlhood, into the dignity and poise of gracious womanhood."

Ad for Ferris Corset Waists, from 1922.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Millions stop colds in this "old fashioned" way

"Take a hot bath, a hot lemonade, cover up warm in bed and get up with full vigor in the morning.

"It's an 'old fashioned' remedy that millions have used for years because in those years they have found it to be an immensely effective method."

California Sunkist Uniformly Good Lemons, ad from 1920.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Grove's Bromo Quinine

Drive off Colds, Grip and Influenza with Bromo Quinine Tablets

Ad from 1928.