J&P. Coats, Trade Card with Cats Bicycling, ca. 1890, originally uploaded by Gatochy.
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Scanned from Portuguese magazine Ilustração, No. 109, July 1 1930. Click image for 808 x 1152 size.
"Maizena Duryea contains the necessary nutrients to make those tender little bones solid and to give vigor to those delicate muscles that can hardly stand his little vacillating body, now that he rehearses his first steps, muscles that, nonetheless, form the basis of the healthy and robust organism of the child of tomorrow."
Free recipe book.
Click image for 578 x 799 size. Good Housekeeping, June 1960.
"Ac'cent brings out all the flavor!
Especially when you grill these heap good hamburgers, don't forget the wonderful difference Ac'ent makes! It emphasizes all their natural 'good lean beef' flavor -- makes 'em so moist they almost spurt good beef juices!"
Click image for 800 x 1113 size. Scanned from Taschen's "American Ads of the 80s".
"Save me! I counted on soap to clean my face. But it isn't enough. Now I'm all washed up."
"Hang on! Seabreeze to the rescue. I cleans deep. And its cool tingle tells you it's working, removing the dirt, oil and makeup soap leaves behind. It's a real lifesaver after washing your face."
"No other clean feels quite like this."
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"No wonder! All her life she's been using Benamor Dentifrice!!"
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"Flit kills all insects quicker. Guard yourselves against imitations". In Portuguese magazine Ilustração, No. 109, July 1 1930.
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Ad for AEG metallic filament lightbulb. Colour lithograph. 67 x 52 cm. Printed: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin. AEG archive, Frankfurt/Meno.
Scanned from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.
Scanned from Taschen's "American Ads of the 80s". Click image for 800 x 1104 size.
"The first fashion statement that talks, sings, buzzes, hums, and whispers.
Suddenly, style is plugged into pastels. And Sharp is first with pastels you can plug in all around you.
Sharp Pastels. There is absolutely nothing neutral about them.
From sharp minds
come sharp products."
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"Today aluminum is something else
And Alcoa is something else again."
Scanned from Portuguese magazine Século Ilustrado, No. 481, March 22 1947. Click image for 428 x 1076 size.
"The secret for a whiter and softer skin is in the heart of flowers
Burned by the environment, your skin loses its natural colour. Virgin wax of flowers gives your skin a romantic fairness and an irresistible sweetness.
Beauty specialists have discovered at the heart of the rare flowers that grow in the Côte d'Azur an extraordinary virgin wax that beautifies the skin. Distilled and sold in the form of a cream, named Cire Aseptine, it really has a magical power over the skin. (...) Immediately after its first application the transformation is surprising, your skin begins to take on that romantic fairness to which no man can resist."
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Ads for face powder Etoile Noire de Gellé Fréres, Paris ("To try it is to prefer it"); fruit salt Eno ("Grim thoughts..."); eyelash curler Fard Rodal, a Yildizienne product, distributed by the Scientific Academy of Beauty ("The look that fascinates, curl your lashes like the movie stars"); baby food Maizena Duryea ("The men of tomorrow"); and Flit bug spray ("Kills all insects quicker, guard yourself against imitations").
Published in Portuguese magazine Ilustração, No. 109, July 1 1930.
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Herbal tea for pregnant women and women who recently gave birth. With saffron and carrot. (Thanks to Paula Wirth for translating!)
Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".
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"Panasonic's craziest color radio and what to do with it.
Panasonic. Just slightly ahead of our time."