Friday, October 17, 2014

Ivory Pyralin brushes, combs, and mirrors


"A woman's dressing table is a true reflection of her personality. In daintiness, charm and good taste, nothing could be more thoroughly appropriate than Pyralin toiletware."

Ad for Ivory Pyralin toiletware, 1922

Monday, October 13, 2014

Five Flavors of Jell-O, 1929



"There is only one Jell-O. Avoid imitations - be sure to get the genuine. It comes in five pure-fruit flavors, sealed to keep all that fruity freshness intact."

You'll find four unique Jell-O recipes in this ad, including Corned Beef Loaf (with Lemon Jell-O), Jellied Cabbage Relish, Strawberry Whip, and Jell-O Raw Vegetable Salad.

Jell-O ad from 1929.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rinso for soaking, boiling, washing machines


"Rinso is not 'just a new soap' - it is an entirely new kind of soap - creamy white, fine and made especially to do the family wash more quickly and easily than ever."

Rinso ad from 1924.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"The Toweling for Every Purpose"


"Boott Toweling is so soft that it makes good face towels; it is so absorbent that it dries the hands quickly; it is so firm that it is just right for a bath towel. It is so inexpensive that it is practical for kitchen use as roller towels, or for glassware and dishes."

Ad for Boott Mills Towels, from 1922.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Scarf's the Thing


"Style is wearing a scarf. It may appear to be a shawl, it may look like an extra long collar, but that doesn't matter. Whatever its dimensions, whatever it adds in length or subtracts in width, it's still a scarf. Style uses it as the final touch in an important number of her new spring clothes."

Fashion illustration from the April 1924 issue of Woman's Home Companion magazine.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"The Happiest Time of her Life"


"Admiration, attention - groups of eager young men awaiting her appearance, and more partners than she can dance with - this makes girlhood days the happiest time of a woman's life.
To miss this popularity is a tragedy. Yet many girls are socially unsuccessful because of some lack of charm."

Ad for Palmolive, from 1922.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fox Entertainments


"In such absorbing plays as HER, ELEPHANT MAN, THE SHARK, SHOD WITH FIRE, THE LAST STRAW, THE HELL SHIP and others equally entertaining these supreme stars will be seen by millions of Americans at the better theatres."

This ad features photos of actors Buck Jones, Shirley Mason, George Walsh, Gladys Brockwell, William Russell, and Madlaine Traverse.

Fox Film Corporation ad from 1920.