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Business

Follies of the Madmen #347



Wait for the radioactive soap traces.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 15, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #346



I was unaware that mermaids were lured by cigar smoke.


Full ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 12, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cryptozoology, Tobacco and Smoking, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #345

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 06, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Money, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #344



Sleeping couple happy to be awakened by cigarette parade.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 03, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1970s

Death of a Fly



The product.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 29, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Death, Insects

Follies of the Madmen #343



Why is hubby vacuuming during relaxed beer-and-pretzels hour? OCD? Submissive ritual with dominant mistress? Your guess is as good as the copywriter's!



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 26, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, 1950s, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #342



Nestle's = "Ness-uls" Down Under? Who the heck knew? In any case, girls sure do love chocolate-affiliated horoscopes, don't they?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 21, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Candy, 1960s, Women, Australia

Follies of the Madmen #341



Sweeping up the crumbs from a toast carpet is a thankless task.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 14, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #340



Sexy zebra endorses nylons.

UPDATE: alas, ad now behind a paywall since I found it.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 11, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Sex Symbols, Underwear, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #339

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 06, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1960s

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