26 November 2011

Christmas Ads of Long Ago (part 1)

The first of several posts featuing print ads of the past.



1966
 
1965


1969


1956--thankfully today we know how to hold a pistol if we want to hit the broad side of a barn





1950

1942
When you compare the price of recorded music , it was usually much more expensive 70 years ago. Albums go that name because they started out just as that, big albums containing heavy, very easily broken, 78 rpm discs. A single disc could only contain a few minutes of music, so several were packed together to form an album. Oneof the offerings in this 1942 ad, the "12 favorites by Guy Lombardo" probably was under 40 minutes in length and sold for $2.60, which would be $36 in today's prices. You'd find a similar , much more durable, product today for under $10 easily.




LIFE magazine, 1966




1936
I've never seen this style carton before.

1954


1938
I like the "rearview mirror clock". Note that you have to wind it!



Smokes used to be a popular gift.
1937



1955


McCall's magzine,1950

1943



circa 1950. I thnk there are still some of these in the attic.


1966


1950
  

1 comment:

  1. I think my mother had those snow ball lights on her christmas tree up to the year she passed. I enjoy these paper drive posts

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