Monday, April 11, 2011

We're moving

The Google AdSense Team has sent me an email warning me that one of my other blogs, Old Paint, has pornography and/or adult content. As an example, they referred me to the 1932 label, in which one may find these two paintings:

I was told that unless I remove those images they can not continue to allow me to display ads on that or indeed on any other of my blogs that also contain images of nudity - which is perfectly possible, seeing as I love art.

I would have liked to contact whoever is the decider in the AdSense team, to inform him/her that neither Tamara de Lempicka nor François-Emile Barrauda were pornographers, nor did they produce anything other than quality content (not to say there is no quality porn) - but the same mind that could not tolerate the sight of these works of art understandably will also not tolerate to be contacted. They appear to be spooked by many things with no rational motive.

In this the AdSense team is not alone. For example, the team in charge of supervising the content of blogs has become sadly known for its tendency to feel upset over gay sites (including those that, like mine, are not pornographic) deleting them without justifying so to their authors - which makes perfect sense for, in truth, how does one justify a morally indefensible aversion? How does one justify a prejudice?

Seeing as it's not possible to talk to these people, nor would they understand me if I did, and they'd just get emotionally stressed for nothing if I were to do so; and seeing as I would not wish to cause any more emotional distress to people who already worry themselves so much over things that don't matter, I thought it best to simply transfer all my blogs to Tumblr, something which was very easy to do and not a bother at all.

And it's done! The new address is Vintage Ads and there I will continue to do much the same that I've been doing here. So if you've liked it so far, just follow the link.

I'd like to thank Blogger for having served me so well throughout these years and I hope those responsible for these reprehensible decisions keep taking the pills. See you soon! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hazel Woileard, Peet's Crystal White Laundry Soap, 1918

Click image for 857 x 1300 size.

"It's Easy to Prolong the Life of the Daintiest Things You Wear

As you see dainty negligees and soft undergarments in the shop windows, do you worry about fequent laundering or, do you, like millions who know, think of 'The Perfect Family Soap'-

Peet's Crystal White

Insures longer life for the softest and most delicate fabrics, a timely desire of these days of sensible thrift. Unsurpassed for fine laundry work because it is mild; will not roughen or shred. A better soap for every household cleansing task.

Peet Bros. MFG. Co.
Kansas City San Francisco"

Fórmula 1 men's wear, 1974

Click image for 737 x 1000 size. Scanned from Portuguese magazine Gente, 20-26 March, 1 April 1974.

"Shirts and Polos
The new rythm of fashion"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Women's Encyclopedia, 1974

Click image for 954 x 1307 size. Scanned from Portuguese magazine Gente, 20-26 March, 1 April 1974.

"A collection of fascicles with over 2.000 pages full of solutions for your daily problems.

Each week women receive valuable info on decoration, handy work, domestic finances, health, sexual education, psychology, etiquette, fashion, beauty, law and culinary art.

Women's Encyclopedia fascicles make up seven magnificent volumes.

The last covers of the fascicles and the pages especially produced for you by Cláudia magazine, you'll set up 'Cláudia's Cook Book'. When you purchase the first fascicle you receive the second one for free.

Start your collection now. It's available on Tuesdays in every book store and tobacconists.

Abril Cultural Publishers
Exclusive distributors, Livraria Bertrand"

Plaza 8, 1966

Plaza 8 ad, 1966
Plaza 8 ad, 1966, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 750 x 1000 size. Scanned from The Golden Age of Advertising - the 60s.

Friday, April 8, 2011

DuPont, 1961

DuPont ad, 1961
DuPont ad, 1961, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 784 x 1000 size. Scanned from The Golden Age of Advertising - the 60s.

It ought to be a law.

JUNIOR ACCENT thinks 'twould be a crime for pure pizzaz not to have the lasting shape of 'Dacron'. Thus, this sonic knit that has - a print so bold you can almost hear it. And a fresh so great it goes on forever. And why? Because it's 100% Dacron polyester. In red/white/navy, yellow/white/black. Sizes 6-16. About $46. Available at Franklin Simon, New York and branches; Town and Country, Des Moines; Joseph Horne Co., Pittsburgh; Frederic & Nelson, Seattle.

Better Things for Better Living... through Chemistry"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Portugal, tourism poster, 1950s

Portugal, tourism poster, 1950s
Portugal, tourism poster, 1950s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Scanned from the book "Portugal Século XX, Crónica em Imagens, 1950-1960" by Joaquim Vieira.

Mentholatum, 1947

Scanned from Portuguese magazine O Século Ilustrado, No. 508, September 27 1947.

"The first sign!...

Don't waste time when you feel the first symptoms of a cold: carelessness might cost you dear. Apply immediately Mentholatum on your chest, throat and nose. But demand the true Mentholatum"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Socialite luggage, 1956

December Vogue 1956, originally uploaded by dovima_is_devine_II.
December Vogue 1956. Model is Evelyn Tripp.

Elegance with a master's touch

'Birth of Venus' by Botticelli
Florence, Italy

The beautiful simplicity, the classic lines, of a true work of art. And, like all true works of art, this beauty is forever - fashioned with the lightness of froth... the strength of steel - balanced to open at the touch of your finger... double-locked for complete safety.

The cover? A single, flowing curve... seamless, jointless, and practically impervious to wear.

The lining? Luxurious French crepe... soft in color, distinctive in design.

The colors? Delicate shades that nothing can chip or fade.

The price? From $19.95 to $42.95.

The Weekender, the Ladies Wardrobe, and the Train Case in blue, grey, or tan U. S. Royalite covering with oriental print linning. Twelve models to choose from - all of them beautiful, all of them guaranteed.

Socialite luggage
Product of U. S. Trunk Co."

Japanese hand cream, 1930s

Japanese hand cream, 1930s
Japanese hand cream, 1930s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 590 x 800 size. Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".

"You have strong beautiful skin" (Thanks to Paula Wirth for translating!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Japanese 'Club' Dentifrice, 1930s

Japanese 'Club' Dentifrice, 1930s
Japanese 'Club' Dentifrice, 1930s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 591 x 800 size. Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".

Toothpaste for your beauty and good health and sanitation - antibacterial toothpaste (for killing germs)... (Thanks to Paula Wirth for translating!)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cigarettes Piast, ad featuring Josephine Baker, 1920s?

Cigarettes Piast, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

The best cigarettes"

Crosley Radios, 1947

"New Radio Thrill", originally uploaded by saltycotton.
Via Flickr:
"Household" magazine
June 1947.

"New stay-at-home-go-and-roam radio thrill

graceful beauty in a home radio plus a gypsy spirit for the outdoors

Enjoy year-'round entertainment at home or away - with the versatile Crosley PorTABLE Radio.

It's a smartly styled modern table radio - performs like a star on AC or DC. But it's also a rugged traveler, with a powerful long-lasting battery pack, to liven your picnics, week-ends, vacations and travels - anywhere, anytime.

Crosley PorTABLE Radio

You need never again consider merely a portable radio of limited use. For here is a proudly handsome home radio of great power and lifelike tone... instantly ready to share your outdoor excursions.

The go-and-roam season is beckening now. Be ready to enjoy every moment of it... see and hear this year-'round-pal at your Crosley dealer's TODAY!

Ready at home, ready to roam

You'll have more fun on your outings with a Crosley PorTABLE to bring a world of entertainment to your special pleasure spot. A powerful, long-life battery pack keeps this excursion-companion ready to room to seashore, to mountains - anywhere, anytime.

a radio in every room - a radio for every purpose

smart and new - from every view

Crosley Rondo Table Radio

Any way you look at it the Crosley RONDO is a gem. Anywhere you place it - on end table, mantel, or bedside stand - you'll be proud of its smartness. Amazing small set performance on either AC or DC, any 110-120 volt outlet. See and hear this compact Crosley masterpiece of advanced styling and radionic engineering, at your Crosley dealer's. You'll be surprised at the modest price. CROSLEY Division - The Aviation Corporation Cincinnati 25, Ohio

The CROSLEY Shelvador

Gives you 28 feet of front-row food of your fingertips every time you open the door. Here's one refrigerator door that is a convenience instead of a nuisance .. and it's exclusive with Crosley. Ask your Crosley dealer to demonstrate this 'Speed Way for Meals'... show you all the improvements in home refrigeration that are yours in the Shelvador.

GAS RANGES - Featuring the waist-high broiler and other conveniences for better, easier cooking.

ELECTRIC RANGES - Crosley SERVI-CHEF Control Timer is just one of many features you'll appreciate.

FURNISH YOUR KITCHEN - beautiful Crosley Servisink and Cabinets - sinplify all kitchen tasks. Save time and steps. Easily installed.

THE DEBUTANTE - Fits small space - has many 'big' console refinement.

MATCHLESS CARROLLTON RADIO-PHONO WITH F. M. and Floating Jewel Tone System that says 'Goodbye' to needle noise - chatter - hiss - and scratch! Records last up to 10 times longer - and sound better."

Percy Edward Anderson, Knapp-Felt Hats, 1929

Click image for 675 x 900 size. Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 20s".

"Out today!
The New Knapp-Felt
Hat for the Month
The Rudswick
Made by the Crofut &Knapp Co., Fifth Avenue, New York"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, 1918

Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, 1918
Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, 1918, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 575 x 869 size. From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919".

"The Breakfast for Every Kind of Morning

The breakfast everyone likes best! That's easiest for you! And the most economical!

Ready as soon as the coffee is

For the ordinary morning
So healthful and 'filling' - so good for children!

Give them Aunt Jemima pancakes. They'll love them - they'll scramble down early - they'll eat 'Good breakfast'!

And the (?), tender cakes are so healthful, so nourishing - you couldn't give them anything better to start them off for school. They're just the breakfast to give them morning after morning.

For the 'slept-late' morning
So QUICK - so EASY - to make

No mixing to do - no measuring - everything is ready mixed in the flour - even the sweet milk. You just add water, give the batter a brisk beating, and less than a minute later you are lifting the tender, golden cakes off the griddle.

And they are so economical, too! These Aunt Jemima breakfasts cost less than one of meat or eggs!

For the morning you have guests
Perfect cakes EVERY time

When you want to make sure that breakfast goes off delightfully, serve Aunt Jemima pancakes. They are prepared so carefully for you that you cannot help making perfect, brown, tender pancakes every time!

Your guests will exclaim over them - they have so much more delicious flavor than ordinary pancakes. The sweet milk - powdered and (?) in - the specially ground flours - give Aunt Jemima pancakes a flavor you cannot get in any others. Order a package of Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Flour, too, when you order the Pancake flour.

Make muffins and waffles and breakfasts of Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, too. See how light and fine flavored they are.

Send for the jolly Rag Dolls

Send one Aunt Jemima box tag (either Pancake or Buckwheat Flour) with only six cents in stamps and get one of the famous Aunt Jemima Rag Dolls. Or four flour tags and and only twenty four cents you can get the whole jolly family."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Colgate's Soap, 1919

Colgate's Soap, 1919
Colgate's Soap, 1919, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 575 x 875 size. From Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919".

"Cashmere Bouquet Toilet Soap

In its flower-born fragrance Cashmere Bouquet Soap suggests the riffled treasures of an old-fashioned garden. Delicate, yet lasting; piquant, yet refined; reminiscent, yet alusive; favored by those of particular taste today, as it was in Grandmother's time.

Nor is that exquisite perfume its sole attraction, for Cashmere Bouquet Soap is luxuriant in its lather and so wholesomely pure that it is safe for baby's delicate skin. It is an economical soap too, wearing down thriftily to a tissue-like thinness, and 'hard milled' so that it does not soften and waste as do some soaps, when left wet in the soap dish."

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dermox Shampoo, 1974

Click image for 948 x 1298 size. Scanned from Portuguese magazine Gente, 20-26 March, 1 April 1974.

"With Dermox shampoos you'll have the most beautiful hair".