Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Few Ads about Eating, Drinking and Smoking

Here are a few cool ads about food. The Lifesavers ad is one of my favorites. I am not sure what year it was published, probably late 1940s, early 1950s.
Pepsi did many ads in this style, I have quite a few. This is one of them.

Head-only photos were very popular in the 40s-60s. I wonder if it was cheaper to use the head and hands instead of the whole body? Probably not!


This Milky Way ad is very strange and dates to the 1950s. I have not seen anything quite like it.


Ads for cigarettes were very creative. I restored this one in Photoshop. It is from the 1950s.
Old Angus likes his scotch and his sheep.

It is good to know that most doctors prefer Camels.

Bogart and Becall make an appearance for cigars.

Santa was doing a lot of endorsing in the old days. Apparently cigarettes were one of his favorites.