Vintage comic ads

ad_ben-gay_54xxxx.jpg ad_camels_pinza_500709.jpg ad_bakers_cocoa_53xxxx.jpg

ad_folgers_coffee_50xxxx.jpg ad_ford_54xxxxtiff.jpg squeekie-1951.jpg
These ads were all published in the early fifties, when the funny papers still were funny. That said, I have a slight feeling that these examples are funny predominantly because they are a bit old-fashioned. It sure was a different time.

I work in advertising myself, and it sometimes is quite refreshing to see ads that simply tell the story they want to tell, without any wisecracks or “interesting new” takes to the matter. At least things seemed easier then…

This entry was posted in Advertising, Comics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Vintage comic ads

  1. Pingback: ComicBookNewsWire.com » Blog Archive » Comics Blogs: Vintage comic ads

  2. Amy May says:

    These are amazing! How sweet – and how odd to see cigarettes advertised like that.

That's my opinion. But do leave yours: