Friday, October 31, 2014

Good Morning, with Instant Postum


"If coffee bothers nerves by day or disturbs rest by night, drink Instant Postum."

Ad from 1920

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The first night away from home


"Are there any rooms in your home that still need the friendly cheer of Edison Mazda lamps? Nothing will add so much to the beauty of your other furnishings at so little cost; nothing will ad so much to the convenience of your daily life at so little trouble."

Ad for Edison Mazda Lamps, Edison Lamp Works of General Electric Company, from 1922

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Prevents Rust, Oils, Cleans & Polishes


"This wonderful oil is very different from ordinary oils. It's a scientific compound of several high quality oils, all having unusual lubricating properties. 3-in-One is a real 'life preserver' for all household mechanisms - penetrates quickly, oils properly, never gums or dries out."

Ad for 3-in-One Oil, from 1927

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vintage Children's Fashions from 1929


"L'Echo De Paris" -
Children's clothing styles from the December 1929 issue of McCall's magazine.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mendel Dustproof Wardrobe Trunx



"The Easter Parade on the Boardwalk"

"Many of the splendid gowns that make the Easter parade at Atlantic City the country's greatest style show, travel under the protection of Mendel Dustproof Wardrobe Trunx. The capacity is unusually large for the trunk dimensions - arranged for compact, but wrinkle-proof packing, and thoroughly Dustproof."

Ad from 1922.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I should not have blamed my husband



"But this morning, after my husband was gone, I was turning idly through a magazine when I saw your advertisement. It told about bothersome feet affecting nerves and all that sort of thing.

I bought a pair of your Arch Preserver Shoes that very day. Just a few weeks of wearing them made such a difference. I can now truthfully say they have made a different woman of me. And, oh, life is so wonderful again. I should not have blamed my husband at all!"

Ad for Arch Preserver Shoes by the Selby Shoe Company, from 1927.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Remarkable simplicity of design is revealed in the new Ford


"The new Ford Sport Coupe. Low, fleet, smart. An especially good car for a woman to drive because it is so reliable and easy to handle. Rumble seat is standard equipment. Your choice of a variety of beautiful two-tone color harmonies."

Ford Motor Company ad, from 1928.