I've never seen a woman so delighted to be in a snowstorm. Midcentury advertising is always a treat to behold. Here's a second round from the Canadian magazine Maclean's (March 19, 1955). Enjoy!
This man seems to be emitting a glow or aura of some kind. Are these pills laced with plutonium?
Now with millions of tiny FLAVOR BUDS!
I can't help it. I never find kids in 1950s advertising cute in the slightest.
"Not quite as colourful as big game hunting maybe.... but I'm more the bridge-and-bowling type anyway."
Taken on its own, this illustration looks like a bizarre fever dream.
I know this Cocker Spaniel is trying very hard to look regal, but it's still an odd choice for a whisky ad.
It's interesting to see the classic gin and tonic heralded as a novel craze.
What a strange contraption - I never knew such a thing existed. A nickel rod that changes its shape when magnetized, which causes a diaphragm to vibrate, which creates sound waves that only rodents can hear, which get disrupted by the intruder, which sets off the alarm... wow!
What in Gods holy name is she holding? It looks like flowers sprouting from a loaf of pumpernickel rye.
I love the space age names they gave things back then: "Radasonic" is fabulous.
"Gramp tweaked his moustache and puffed up his chest, 'YOU CAN BUY ADEQUATE WIRING ON TIME PAYMENTS - THROUGH ANY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR!'"
Damn, Gramp. Chill.
Whenever his daughter gets a man, she hangs an IPA banner from her porch. What an amazingly insane tradition.
Well, that's all from 1955 Canada. I hope you enjoyed it!