Whether you give ’em or get ’em this Christmas

25 12 2007

Weller Power Tools Advertisement
Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1960
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

There’s real excitement in Power Tools!

I hope you all get what you want this Christmas, and that your holiday is merry and bright!! This guy seems a bit too pleased about his power tool, I dare say. Love dad and son’s matching plaid robes, to be certain!! And no tree is complete without covering every inch of green with shiny silver tinsel, eh?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Need a “Real Man’s” gift? Check out more Christmas magazine ads from Popular Science and Popular Mechanics…

For more vintage Christmas goodness, check out my ‘Tis the Season set (full of ads, cards and covers), or the Vintage Christmas: 1945-1970 flickr pool!


Be Happy – Go Lucky!

14 10 2007

Be Happy – Go Lucky!
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

Though I don’t smoke, I am fascinated by vintage cigarette and tobacco advertising. These Lucky Strike ads, from 1951 Newsweek magazines, offer a blend of poetry, patriotism, military, sex and sports references to promote tobacco products to the masses. Check out the face on that dame!!

For more stellar examples of the history of cigarette advertising ephemera, please visit the Smooth Smoke Slogans that “Satisfy” group…