Category:
1940s

Mystery Illustration 72



What was this vehicle for?

Answer is here (page 25).

Or after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 18, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Motor Vehicles, 1940s

Atomic Bomber Arcade Game



Original ad here.

Learn the history here, including a beautiful color pic of the actual machine.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 28, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Death, Destruction, Games, War, 1940s

Saint Mary of the Highways



‘Saint Mary of the Highways’ I & II are names of two trailer chapels operated by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Designed by George F. Chaplain, one was built in 1938 and the second in 1948. They were dedicated by Bishop Ireton. Purchased by the donations of the people at the cost of $10,000 each, they contain church equipment, public address system and living accommodations for two priests. During the summer, programs of Scripture, music, prayer, question answering, sermons, movies and literature are presented daily. You are invited to visit the Chapel on the road, or at our home in Richmond.


Postcard source.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 26, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Religion, 1930s, 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

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