Saturday, January 24, 2009

New York City Advertising

Camel cigarette billboard featuring open mouthed aviator that blows out real smoke rings, on Broadway & 44th Street - 1944 - Photographer: Peter Stackpole - LIFE Magazine Archive.

New York City Republican mayoral candidate Johan J. Goldstein speaking to prospective voters - (Note the patriotic bunting, flags, service star banners and VJ Day painted storefront, reminders of the recent VJ Day celebrations marking the end of WWII) - October 1945 - Photographer: William Shrout - LIFE Magazine Archive.

Cars parked in front of four Navy uniform stores on Sand Street, Brooklyn, NY - March 1946 - Photographer: Andreas Feininger - LIFE Magazine Archive.

View of traffic congestion on Broadway looking North from 45th Street past rows of movie theaters including the Capitol Theatre - February 05, 1954 - Photographer: Andreas Feininger - LIFE Magazine Archive.

Night view looking North on 45th Street. Neon "Budweiser Preferred Everywhere" billboard looms overhead - February 05, 1954 - Photographer: Andreas Feininger - LIFE Magazine Archive.


The Old Nail said...

Those are great images! They really capture the spirit of the age.

Keith said...

Wow! Those are amazing. I do think they represent so well that age. I love the first one. I think that's so cool. Cheers!

Vanda said...

It's interesting to see in old images which brand names from those survived, and which ones disappeared.

Major Pepperidge said...

I recall seeing some old movie (can't remember which one!) where you see the Camel billboard blowing smoke rings - - IN COLOR.

air plane advertising said...

Flying billboards Build Brand Awareness