Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vintage Ads from 1950

Quite some time ago, I dug out my 1950 Life Magazine and proceeded to take photos of several ads. I couldn't scan them as my scanner bed (and patience) was too small and tiling them was too much like work. Every so often, I'll remember I have these images so I think it's time they reside here. I do wish the pages had sat flat as I clicked away but, at the same time, I don't care to manhandle the pages more than necessary. You know, I was born halfway through this particular decade so the styles of this era are not so far from some of my earliest memories.

Those earrings! So trendy.

Whiskey and a squirrel with nuts?

14 kt. and just $71.50!
I'll take two.

Roy Rogers & the Indian Princess

I wouldn't change a thing on this.

When ads for 'undergarments' were modest

I loved Art Linkletter!

Good old Campbell's Soup.

When smoking was cool.

Well... that's a tiny waistline!

Aunt Jemima! I miss you.

Wouldn't you love to know the prices?

Price is roughly 10x more today?

Mmmm... salt on everything!

This is pure vintage!

Somehow, the brown shoes
aren't working.

Bob Hope as I remember him
when I was a young girl.

I'd love a fridge like this. 


  1. I love these!! It's so fun and cool to see how things have changed and yet stayed the same :)

  2. I know, eh? Everything old is new again. My vintage gal from my other blog is from another 50's magazine. I love it.

  3. Those watches are beautiful. So many of the products are the same as today. Only the Victrola really looks out of place.

  4. First of all - OMG - we're the same age!! Second of all I used to eat Weetabix, third of all - I HAVE a fridge like that, or did, until recently lol! Ahhh, the good old days of defrosting the little freezer with a hair dryer.

  5. Hi Michelle! I am vintage as well because I remember these ads!!!! Thank you for dropping by, it is always nice to hear from you. I'm just on my way to visit your new blog!! :)

  6. Great post!
    I loved seeing all these old vintage ads.
    You did a great job of posting these and I remember some of these ads myself.