Cheryl McCallipsCommunications Librarian. Advertising: History and Archives Find resources for the history of advertising and archival information. JWT Newsletters : collection of internal ad agency newsletters Medicine and Madison Avenue : health-related advertisements from newspapers and magazines 's's Outdoor Advertising Association of America OAAA : Archives 's and Slide Library John Paver Papers,bulk : images documenting Paver's career in outdoor advertising R.
That was a tremendous effort because we are talking about a 5 decade period. InFord was the 5 th largest automaker in the world with 5. Yes, contrary to what you might have heard, Henry T.
US Surgeon General Luther Terry's Advisory Committee report on Smoking and Health brought about significant changes for the tobacco industry, leading to far tighter restrictions on advertising as well as the addition of warning labels on packaging. As far back as the early s, cigarette advertising had begun to attract controversy, yet tobacco companies continued to pour money into their marketing efforts. From the late s, cigarette companies were able to strengthen their brands due to the invention of color printing, which heralded a new era for both advertising and packaging — including the placement of trading cards in individual boxes.
Times may have changed, but these ads just go to show that sometimes change is for the better. Which of these totally inappropriate vintage advertisements surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments! This ad for Schlitz Beer, from the s, shows a husband consoling his crying wife.
In these vintage ads, a woman may be emitting a foul odor from any body part—her armpits, her mouth, her hair, her hands, her lady parts—but she never knows it until her husband is walking out the door, suitcase in hand. And what about her skin? According to such ads, she might drive that man away with her so-called coarse pores, old mouth, tan lines, zits, wrinkles, middle-age skin, hairy legs or lip, visible veins, or horror of all horrors, dishpan hands.
The merchandise that was advertised in The Saturday Evening Post throughout the s tells a lot about the era. The Great Depression had not yet descended upon America, and people were excited to spend their money on the latest cars, home appliances, and fashions. For access to our complete magazine archive, including all of the advertisements from to present day, subscribe to become a member.
Other companies promoted pseudoscience that we now know to be utter bunk: 7-Up told moms to add the soda to their babies' milk; Camel cigarettes was marketed as "the doctor's favorite brand. Globe Icon An icon of the world globe. Link Copied. View As: One Page Slides.
The roaring twenties were a time of great prosperity, as the economy boomed after World War I. The nation was intent on having fun; a jazz obsession swept the nation, and prohibition did little to dampen the national spirit. Advertising at the time reflected the wealth of the nation, and a naivete and optimism that science was on the precipice of a golden age. Saws were sold as instruments why work?