Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just for fun...

Just for fun I did an eBay search for my birth date. I was able to obtain a December 1945 issue of the Ladies Home Journal.

This is the front cover:

And this is the back cover:

My scanner bed wasn't large enough to scan a complete page. This magazine is 10 3/4 inches by 14 1/2 inches.

I enjoyed seeing the things that were being advertised the month I was born. Like these Singer Sewing Machines.

There were quite a few cigarette ads like this one:

This looks so much like the kitchen in the house I grew up in:

I think this little guy should fear the taste of Cod Liver Oil:

I thought this advice was pretty funny:

This one has timely advice for even today. Can you guess what they're advertising?

Yes, let's protect all those babies out there by wrapping our heads in toilet paper before going going out. We wouldn't want any of them to get sick!


  1. I love the vintage ads. Wrapping my head in Scot Tissue? I don't think I'll be trying that any time soon.

  2. Hi there, I'm not sure where I saw your link, but I clicked it! I like what I've read and seen. Add to that the fact that you obviously love cats, and I'm going to tag along!

  3. Oh Betty; the toilet paper ad is just priceless! You gave me such a good chuckle...


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