Sunday, April 5

Ephemera: Old Magazine Ads

What a load of crap these ads are!


What I've noticed is that those who "stick with Johnnie Walker" may not even be able to stride in the morning, let alone do it briskly!


Click to enlarge. "Toasting removes harsh irritants"??? Tell that to all the people who got mouth or throat cancer.


Camels promote "a peaceful feeling" and digestion? Who knew?

No one; because that is a load of crap for certain!

These came from the issue of Life Magazine dated November 23, 1936. It sold for 10 cents.

18 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

LOL Back in the day, Johnnie and I got along just fine. Today, however, he would kill me.

Gilly said...

I do love old ads! Especially the medical ones where a simple ointment cures 101 ills!! if only!

Grannymar said...

And we still read and believe adverts!

PI said...

Certainly in the fifties truth was a very scarce commodity in advertising and - hands up - I was part of it.

Awareness said...

Old Advertisements are so telling of how far we've come....but they are replaced by others that we continue to believe.

I hope you're feeling better and that headache has gone away....

Arkansas Patti said...

Hope the pills are working. Headache begone.
Wow. Are we a bunch of sheep being led down the slaughter shute? Yes we are. I remember when smoking was portrayed as cool and the worst that could happen is that it would "stunt your growth."
Anyone notice lately in the new movies that everyone is smoking? When I think how long it took for me to quit, I get more than a little teed off.

Barry said...

Actually the ads are frightening, but charming. Or frightening because they are charming.

The power of advertising I guess.

Granny Annie said...

I love old ads and you found some dillies. Yep, cigarette ads were the worse for spreading death glamorously.

Judy, thanks for your encouraging words on my blog about Ron. He has recovered well from the accident.

Peter said...

Nice to know what sort of cr*p they were peddling when I was 6 months old Judy.

Travelin'Oma said...

I'm wondering which of the current ads, fashions and trends they'll be laughing at in 50 years. Will it be that women were rushing in for botox and face peels to preserve their youth, and they all got old anyway?

whimsical brainpan said...

Old cigarette ads never cease to amaze me.

colleen said...

Now they just use sex to sell it all!

Darlene said...

Advertising is all about money; truth be damned. It always was and always will be.

Greta said...

My eldest brother died from emphysema. Smoked those Camels for years.

Luckily I never learned to inhale.

kenju said...

Greta, thanks for the visit and for following me. I am unable to comment on your site, but I have bookmarked it.

Chancy said...

These are interesting Kenju.
I have two old Fortune magazines that I picked up a long time ago at a yard sale. They are in good condition and the ads are priceless. Many for cigarettes and alchol as yours mentioned. Also several for autos which are no longer made. One magazine is from late 1930's and the other from 1940. The oldest one has an article and pictures of Colonial Williamsburg as it was just opened. The other has painting reproductions of Paris in the winter at war.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is horrific, when you think about it, how we were led down the garden path, especially on Cigarettes...to unfortuneately, certain terrible lung diseases....and in more cases than not, death.
The selling of all these things through Print Ads and Radio and of course later...TV.....Thank You Madison Avenue!
And all the Ads for Liquor....AMAZING!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I recently bought an old magazine ad book at the library sale and it is amazing what we were convinced to buy.