Category Archives: 1950s

Green Giant Peas — 1952 (Valentine’s Day)

You know, I kind of think this is the result of an agency brainstorming session that got out of control. Someone dared a colleague that they couldn’t make a Valentine’s ad about canned peas. Silly. Of COURSE you can! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Arrow Shirts — 1957 (Valentine’s Day)


“Give your beau an Arrow.” Yep, they went there — and I think it’s clever. I hope someone got a big, fat, juicy steak (or a big box of chocolates) for coming up with that one.

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Carter’s Trigs — 1951


Just a couple of guys standing around in their underwear chatting about skiing. (More ads in this odd men’s underwear campaign here.)

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Robert Bruce Knitwear for Men and Boys — 1951


No bagging, no sagging!

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Air Step Shoes — 1950


“Magic Carpet Styles.”

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Vista Car Wax by Simoniz — 1958


That ’58 Buick has been turbo-whipped!

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Cannon Nylons — 1951 (Jon Whitcomb)

The Cannon “Go-Girl” by the fabulous Jon Whitcomb — other examples of his work can be seen here.

The inset, larger:



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Nestle’s Quik — 1951


“No beating … no bother.”

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Swift’s Brookfield Sausage — 1950


“What a wonderful way to feed your family energy!”

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Bobbie Brooks Knits — 1951


“Luxurious 100% zephyr wool chenille.”

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