Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Retro Tuesday:New Vintage Ads...

As I mentionned before, I went thrifting with my Dad last Saturday. He brought me to one of his favorite places, one he has been going to for more than 40 years...  Turns out he donate/sold a lot of his overflow there...It's a magical kinda place, a mysterious treasure cave...3 floors of wonderful stuf! Most of it vintage and antique clothes ,linens and accessories but also glassware and kitchen stuff. I thought I would just drop dead of awe!

And there were vintage magazines....lots of 70's and 80's but I spied a couple of 50's and 60's beauties. And best of all since Dad is a friend they gave them to me! A gift of vintage joy! I spent all of Saturday night leafing through them....Good times!

Now for some ads! These are from a Ladie's home Journal November 1941. Yes 1941!

 Ok this first one floors me. Has anyone ever tried this? Itchy scalp cured with Listerine? Let me know. I have a feeling it burns like the dickens!Aren't all wieners skinless now? I found it funny. Look at the kid's face! All excited there's no skin.... Check out the serving plate with Mister & Misses Wiener that is priceless!

And last but not least...For all you gelatin fans out there....

Keep in mind that it has been voted America's no.1 salad! That is hilarious. It's a wonder the allies won the war....What about the ring of red stuff, probably ketchup but the recipe doesn't mention it. What about drinking Knox? That is a novel idea. Has anyone drank some? Let me know.

I look forward to posting more vintage mag snipits over the next few weeks... Have a Happy Retro Tuesday and visit Tracy (CSM) here for more cool retro stuff.

P.S: I'm really excited because I'm using the new blogger editor for the first time! It's a breeze! Thank Mub for the hints! :)    

7 comments:

mub said...

Gosh these are a hoot! I haven't drank plain knox but when I'm barfing sick I like to drink warm Jello... I know it sounds weird, but it is sometimes the only thing that will stay down.

I'm glad the editor is working for you =D

Linda said...

I remember my Mom having Knox gelatin and telling me it was to strengthen her finger nails? Not sure if she drank it...Great Ads!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the dialogue in the Skinless Weiner ad. I can't imagine anything more delicious than weiners on a bed of lettuce with mashed potato footballs -- can you??

OMG - It's no wonder us baby-boomers are totally screwed up!

Maureen said...

What an odd bunch of ads! Listerine on your head! Howdy Doody hot dogs! The salad I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. Although Linda's Mom may have known my family. I remember something about gelatin strengthening the nails. Wasn't on my to do list though.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Aiyiyiyiyiyi! That's so wrong, and just perfect. All of it! That salad gave me the jello willies even without the ketchup!

And the kids name is franky, and the ads for franks...and hes all excited because they are skinless? Is that not creepy? It's like the chickens in canned chicken ads, ya know?

heidi said...

I don't usually like the words skinless and weiners used in the same sentence, but I'm getting used to it!

Keetha Broyles said...

I can't believe this!!!

I had a room mate in college who used to do this to my hair - - - part it all over and rub Listerine into the parts with a cotton swab. It felt like HEAVEN. She learned about it from her grandmother - - - but I've never ever heard one other person EVER mention it - - - now here you are with a magazine ad for it!!!!! How cool is THAT???