By my count this will be at least the third gallery of vintage Halloween advertisement I've shared here, although it's been a long time since the last one. So let's scare up a good time by checking out some spooky ads from years gone by!
From 1959 through 1962, Kool-Aid (and its parent company, General Foods) ran a print ad campaign to showcase its various flavors. Each ad had the same setup -- a family member (usually mom) had to leave the house for a while, wrote a note for those left behind, and mixed a pitcher of delicious Kool-Aid. Visually, it was a very attractive campaign. And judging by the fact that it lasted for several years I'm guessing it was pretty successful too. Now of course I'm joking about the absentee mom thing, but it does seem odd that several of these ads feature notes from a missing parent. As a latchkey kid myself, I know all about that. Anyway, enjoy the ads! There are 17 of them in case you're counting. For more great slideshows, click here.
I can't believe that after all these years I haven't ever gotten around to putting together a gallery of vintage St. Patrick's Day advertisements. Of course the fact that I'm not Irish may have something to do with that. But then again I'm not pagan and I've had a few Halloween galleries. Nevertheless, the time has come to cut the blarney and get on with it. So here's a lucky seven for St. Paddy's Day (sorry, no Guinness). Erin go Bragh! (For more Retrotisements, click here. To check out my gallery of holiday-themed ads, go here.) Kellogg's Rice Krispies (1941) Kenmor Music's "Clancy Lowered the Boom" (1950) Ten-B-Low Ice Cream (1950) Lucky Strike (1951) Hiram Walker's Cordials (1953) Kool-Aid (1961) Berkey (1970)
Following up on the last installment, here's another group of vintage TV ads from a June 19/20, 1982 recording of Von Ryan's Express on WABC-7. This is the second commercial break, and it contains spots for Kool-Aid, Eastern Airlines (featuring a pre-Webster Emmanuel Lewis), Mobil Detergent Gasoline, and 9 Lives featuring Morris. If you want to see more awesome retro commercials, subscribe to my YouTube channel now! Related articles Vintage VHS Commercial Bonanza, Part 1 (grayflannelsuit.net)
Since all the dads out there got to enjoy some vintage advertisements three years ago, it's only proper to finally give mothers their due. So here's a hand-picked gallery of classic ads for Mother's Day. And as always, these and many more ads can be seen in the main Retrotisements area. FTD Florist (1956) Zales (1971) G-E Mobile Maid dishwasher (1959) Western Union (1948) Whitman's (1952) Gibson Mother's Day cards (1952) BarcaLounger (1955) Zippo (1954) Kool-Aid (1962)
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