Category:
1940s

Yvette Dare





Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 15, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Entertainment, Public Indecency, 1940s

Mystery Illustration 71



What product and/or company is this image touting?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 29, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Food, 1940s

Juice-Head Baby

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 28, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, 1940s, Women, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #356



The metaphor is so strained and odd, that the reader will surely just go, "Huh?"

Source of ad. (Scroll forward one page.)

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 22, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Surrealism, 1940s

Freckle-Proof Sun Mask

Another addition to our collection of weird masks.

Note that this sun mask came with a "breather" tube.

Phildelphia Inquirer - Jan 21, 1940



Pittsburgh Press - Feb 25, 1940



Cassville Republican - Jan 18, 1940

Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, 1940s

Dog Oscars







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Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 04, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Movies, Dogs, 1940s

Mystery Illustration 67



What institution or organization typically offered these rather tasty-looking meals?



The answer is here.


Or after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 07, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, 1940s

Women are teachable

A guide published by the Radio Corporation of America circa 1943.









Source: imgur via reddit.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jan 28, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Jobs and Occupations, Gender, Women, 1940s

The Trippel SG6



A German entry in the amphibious car sweepstakes.

It's the final car in the video parade below.



Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 21, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, Europe, Cars

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