Ads #77: 1955 Advertising
The commies are coming! The commies are coming!... to Canada?
Here are some advertisements taken from a Canadian magazine - Maclean's March 19, 1955. Enjoy.
Before the days of the disposable Bic, lighters had class.
Surprisingly titillating for a midcentury water softener ad.
Car advertising today is so generic - I can't tell one car ad from another. Old-school auto advertising had some genuine character. I could look at them all day.
Is she stealing his crackers? I can't tell what's between the cracker sandwiches - the ad says they're covered in peanut butter and topped with icing... but what's that in between the layers? Meat?
#1 "Your mouth can't be truly clean unless it's rid of that mucus film that contains bacteria." Gross.
#2 "Even after brushing your teeth you may have unpleasant breath due to fermenting food particles held in clinging mouth secretions." Yuck!
I can't put my finger on why, but I find this scene unsettling.
Ah, yes, the Dynaflow Drive - every car needs one, it's the thrill of the year..... (wait, what exactly is a Dynaflow Drive?)
The new Kotex Wondersoft Covering - the edges stay dry - can't chafe!
Also, pick up a couple Kotex belts - machine washable!
The Canadians have invented the ultimate in high-tech spun fabric - it's called XL4. You'll laugh as cars spray you with mud. Canada's XL4 is like a Jedi force field for your clothes. Available at good stores everywhere.
"Clover Leaf invites you to enjoy 'Meet Corliss Archer' on TV each week. See your local newspaper for time and station."
I looked this up. Apparently it was a popular radio show, which transitioned to television around this time.
Stay tuned for Part II; another round from this great magazine coming your way soon.