Sunday, December 21, 2014

Old English Wax

"For dancing - Sprinkle Old English Powdered Wax lightly over the floor - the dancers' feet put on the polish."

Ad for Old English Wax, from 1922

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Message Every Morning Brings

"It should not be necessary to urge the merits of Resinol Soap, nor is it necessary to people who have tried it. They know that it invigorates a sallow, sluggish skin, and helps to keep the complexion clear and fresh, - and the hair thick and lustrous."

Ad for Resinol Soap, from 1923.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

For the Boudoir and the June Bride

"Pink again, but this time embroidered with a beautiful shade of turquoise-blue silk and wool yarn in French knots and solid dots, is the graceful one-piece negligee with matching turquoise-blue ribbon run through slashes at front and back to suggest a long waist line. The edges are hemmed and blanket-stitched, and tassels of turquoise-blue yarn finish the sleeve points most fascinatingly."

From the May 1922 Women's Home Companion magazine.

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