Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Satin that always looks new!

"It is a sovereign satin - luxurious to your fingers, a delight to your eyes - proved superior in durability by a government test."

Ad for Satin Francais by Pelgram & Meyer, from 1920.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kellogg's Drinket, The Coffee-Like Beverage

"Drinket is a real, gratifying, distinctive beverage - not an imitation or a substitute - not a beany, wishy-washy concoction that penalizes your good nature, but a fine, full-flavored, full-bodied, well-rounded beverage, served hot or iced."

Ad from 1920.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

"What the mirror reveals to you hundreds of others will see!"

"Between the halves, and at the fraternity house after the game, old friends will come up to greet you and new ones will be introduced. As you meet them, will your eyes fall or will you meet their glances with confidence and self-assurance?"

Ad for Resinol Ointment and Soap, 1927.

Friday, July 25, 2014

How to knit a 1920's sweater!

This ad for Fleisher Yarns, from 1922, contains the knitting instructions to make the sweater advertised here. If you know how to knit, you are in luck! Click on this page to see a larger version of the ad so that you can read the instructions if you'd like.
"The Fleisher Yarns fashion into sweaters of soft, lovely beauty. A wealth of clear sunlight colors offers every possibility for original effects and combinations, including all the newest shades of fashion."

Ad from 1922.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Don't you know - really?"

"The thing was troubling her - something she had overheard several men say about her when they thought she was the last person in the world within hearing distance.
"So she had asked two of her friends. They were amazed that she had never thought of this sort of thing before. But they were frank enough to explain it to her in a delicate way. And she never ceased being grateful to them.
"That's the insidious thing about halitosis (unpleasant breath). You, yourself, rarely know when you have it."

Ad for Listerine, 1924.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

To Make the Old New, we have Paris to thank

"We have Paris to thank for the convenient gilet and decorative scarf.
"Since one may, if one chooses, keep the suit coat on, a little lingerie gilet may well take the place of a blouse."

From Woman's Home Companion magazine, April 1924.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Belding's Fine Silks

"Belding's: Makers of Fine Silks for Gowns, Linings, Lingerie"
"For Lingerie Lovely to look at, luxurious to wear, and enduring past expectation"

Ad from 1922.