Monday, February 2, 2009

Advertising 50 Years Ago

Here are some very cool advertising pages from magazines published in 1959.

An overnight stop is a vacation at a Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge.

Why rough it? Make a great Collins the easy way with Seven-Up!

Chance Vought Aircraft - Ingenuity: Design a 12-ton missle to fit inside an atomic sub.

Fly TWA - Trans World Airlines... the best way to Europe.

Bell Telephone System - It's fun to phone!

Meanwhile back at the lodge, mellower highballs are mixed with Seven-Up!


Major Pepperidge said...

These days every one of the ads would feature a photo rather than an illustration... somehow art directors have forgotten that a good illustration can be way more fun and memorable!

Keith said...

These are great. I love them all. I always love seeing ads from the 50's. Most ads today are just photos. They can be quite boring. I love seeing this wonderful illustrations. I think they really spice up the ad.

Dave said...

Great collection of ads, Richard. To think this kind of thing used to show up every week in such popular magazines as Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Look, etc. Those magazines died when the advertising dollars moved to TV, and sadly the market for this type of creativity shrank exponentially.

Heidi Ann said...

You KNOW I love the vintage advertisements! Great stuff!

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