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(Kukla, Fran, & Ollie was a television puppet show that aired from 1947 to 1957)


(From 1967)


(From 1964 - I never remember appliances being made in pink. But then again, General Telephone made pink princess phones)


(From a 1908 ad for Ivory Soap. Excerpt of a letter from a woman who writes about how Ivory Soap helped her clean her soiled ostrich feathers.)


(From 1897)


(From 1936)


(Forget food and a home, they only want Pear's soap in 1895)


(Plastics weren't used yet for packaging in 1945)


(You will no longer be a "homely" girl if you use Palmolive soap - from 1924)


(From 1920)


(From 1967)


(From 1945 - Grilled burgers in a can)


(From 1949 - Out with the old silk stockings, in with the new nylons)


(From 1972 - Women's Lib here we come!)


(From 1964 - This little girl doesn't look very happy with her new toy)


(From 1961 - this is the kind of container our milk was delivered by the Adohr man)


(From 1964)


(From 1944 - Pre-Xerox machine)


Original antique print advertisement for Ivory Soap from 1884. The ad proclaims that Ivory Soap made Native Americans "civilized." Verse reads as follows: We once were factious, fierce and wild, To peaceful arts unreconciled; Our blankets smeared with grease and stains From buffalo meat and settlers' veins. Through summer's dust and heat content, From moon to moon unwashed we went; But Ivory Soap came like a ray Of light across our darkened way. And now we're civil, kind and good And keep the laws as people should. We wear our linen, lawn and lace, As well as folks with paler face. And now I take, where'er we go, This cake of Ivory Soap to show What civilized my squaw and me And made us clean and fair to see.


(From 1958 - Who knew Norman Rockwell did magazine ads?)


(Ah, this brings back some memories. This ad is from 1959 the year I started kindergarten. There was a Buster Brown shoe shop downtown Inglewood on Market Street where my mother bought me my shoes. I wanted "hard" shoes similar to these in the ad, but my mother insisted on soft velvet, clunky shoes that always got wet to the core when it rained. Yes, I walked to school, unheard of today.)


(Because, after all, in 1903 anything larger than a 5-inch waist was de rigueur)


(From 1936)


(Ad from 1885)


(The model in this 1964 ad looks like she could have been Rachel Zoe's mother!)


(It's hard to read the text, but this is an WWII anti-war ad)


(Fag is an old British slang for cigarette)


(Well, ingesting tape worms is one way to lose weight!)


(I have no idea what killing a woman has to do with a postage meter)


(From 1955)


Vintage magazine ads