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Spring Has Sprung! (10 Vintage Spring Advertisements)

Spring Has Sprung! (10 Vintage Spring Advertisements)

Retrotisements
It sure doesn't feel much like it here in the northeast, but according to my calendar it is actually the first day of spring 2014. Since opening my windows isn't an option yet, I can at least look at some vintage spring advertisements showing other people enjoying blue skies, crisp air, and green grass. Ah, and what better way to enjoy a fine spring morning than by inhaling a deep lungful of that rich, tobacco aroma only Chesterfield can offer! Hey, buy me a radio like that and I'll swoon too. After about the sixth beer this is pretty much what everything looks like to me too. Screw the Easter egg hunt, I want one of these beauties! Now this illustration can be viewed one of two ways. I choose to think the best.
Retrotisement – Motorola Calypso turntable

Retrotisement – Motorola Calypso turntable

Retrotisements
Due to all these record covers I've been posting lately, I've got vinyl on the brain. A recent article I caught on CNN (which I'll discuss more in depth this week) covered the mini-resurgence of vinyl as an actual music delivery format. Fancy that! So let's take a quick trip back to the days when the record was king, and ads like this one from 1957 - for the nifty Motorola Calypso turntable - were ubiquitous. It's probably too small to see in its reduced size, but the record lying on the floor in the bottom right is simply titled "Pop Music." Awesome. I'm guessing the kitchen this swingin' party is being held in is stocked full of "Soda" and "Potato Chips." And I can't help but feel bad for the girl in the blue vinyl shoes, who must be so homely that the only dancing partn...