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Magazine Art: Household Items

Here are the ads for the common everyday household things you need to have around to keep the place clean and running. And also the objects of beauty that make life worthwhile. A little bit of decoration, a little bit of dirt removal.



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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Maxfield Parrish
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Classic Parrish advertisement for Edison Mazda, famous from calendars and prints. Published in a 1918 issue of THE WORLD'S WORK. Artist: Maxfield Parrish Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Small Appliances, mountains, light, illumination,...
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Ad for Singer Sewing Machines, already by this time at their fortieth anniversary. Published in the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Small Appliances, clothing, repair, maintenance, sew
Magazine Art: Household Items
by Andrew Loomis
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Infant child has gone to sleep sitting in his high chair in a modern Standard kitchen. Published in the January, 1926 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: Andrew Loomis Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Plumbing and Fixtures, home, happy, safe, safety, nap
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Ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures, from the mid-1920's, and possibly published in WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Note basic design and layout similarity to the 1925 ads.
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Andrew Loomis
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Beautiful tiled and painted bathroom looks like something from a fantasy book. Published in the March, 1928 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Andrew Loomis Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Plumbing and Fixtures, storybook, decoration, colors
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The Gold Medal Glenwood can use coal, wood, or gas, and comes with Thermolator temperature control, three ovens, four gas burners, and four covers for coal. From the Weir Stove Co. of Taunton, MA. Published in the November, 1922 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
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Ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures, from the July, 1925 issue of the DELINEATOR. The night light isn't exactly plumbing, but it keeps baby from getting scared, and incidentally shows off the beauty of all those modern fixtures.
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Enameled steel tea kettle and aluminum double boiler are two examples of Aladdin cookware. Nice patterns of grain set off otherwise unremarkable text blocks. From the June, 1920 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: eBay seller denise-ie Restoration by: magscanner
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Now, that's a happy couple! Their brand new Frigidaire stores everything, including his German white wine and her lead brick. Just kidding. Kind of makes you hungry, doesn't it. Listen to Frigidaire's "Man Called X" on Sunday nights (on radio). Published in a 1948 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Willy Pogany
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Aeolus, god of winds, blew upon the rainbow and colored all the world. Just so the skillful colorists of Mohawk etc. Great picture of the god blowing color into a rug, held up under a rainbow by colorfully dressed Medieval peasants. Looks like a faun playing panpipes off in the woods. Published in an unidentified 1920's magazine. Artist: Willy Pogany Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
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Happy mother and child with clean clothes ... and a large appliance with a strange name and an even stranger appearance. Kind of like a duck. The actual name of the company is the "1900 Washer Company," of Binghamton, NY. Published in the November, 1920 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Edison Mazda Lamps, or perhaps more correctly, light bulbs, from a 1920's magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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The joy of making things! Popular in today's Maker culture. Thousands of parents are buying Stanley Tool Assortments for their boys to use during the summer vacation. So many little things around the house.... Like a Manual Training course. Published in the June, 1923 issue of AMERICAN BOY. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Tools, job, kit, construction, repair
Magazine Art: Household Items
by R. F. Ingerle
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Deeply colorful ad for a vacuum that you can use yourself; you don't need to be rich enough to have a maid (unlike some of these other vacuum cleaner ads). Strong, silent cleaner, works without whining or screeching. Published in the December, 1920 issue of DELINEATOR. Artist: R. F. Ingerle Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Bradley Hubbard lamps, fixtures, andirons, fire sets, grille work etc., as published in an issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY from about 1896. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Small Appliances, bright, illuminated
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Ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures, from the March, 1930 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Norman Price
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Young mother taking measurements to see how her child has grown. Beautiful modern bathroom from Standard. Published in an unidentified 1926 magazine. Artist: Norman Price Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Hill
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Strange cartoons with memorable epigraphs: Man saving Time, man riding a goose, pig playing the whistle, and Chinese man blowing at a fire to make it hotter. Professor lectures on the Latin etymology of the word "soap". Published in the November, 1896 issue of BLACK CAT Artist: Hill Source: Scrimbab Restoration by: magscanner
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by Willy Pogany
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Fabulous ad for Mohawk carpets, showing the traditions of the oriental carpet in the hope that they can be found today. From the December, 1929 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: Willy Pogany Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Cover your windows with lace curtains of a certain charm. From the October, 1921 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL.
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Your silent partner in the kitchen is this open-framework (no decorative sheet-metal panels to hide it behind) kerosene stove. Nothing says early last century in a period house, like having this in your kitchen. Published in an unidentified magazine in the early 1920's. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Georges Musaphia
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Fanciful depiction of the luxury of Wallace Plate, by an artist apparently fond of Aubrey Beardsley. From the November, 1916 issue of the DELINEATOR. Artist: Georges Musaphia Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Pearline Washing Compound, a Scientific Soap, from the March, 1900 issue of the WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION.
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Ad showing embossed pattern Linoleum in a stylish modern house. Published in the May, 1927 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Cushman Parker [probably, but not signed]
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Fresh new linoleum in five minutes, thanks to the maid and to Bon Ami. Affinity for grease and grime. Fairly startling! Published in the November, 1919 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Cushman Parker [probably, but not signed] Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Hapy mother irons her daughter's bedspread in this happy domestic scene made possible by Westinghouse. From the August, 1922 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Asbestos Baking Paper Sheets, and one hopes they found a way to keep the fibers in the sheet and not in your food. Published in a 1903 issue of MODERN PRISCILLA. Asbestos revolutionized home and industrial design in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Such a revolution. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for 1847 Rogers Brothers Silverware, from the Meriden Britannia Company, International Silver. Published in the May, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN.
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Ad for Frigidaire Refrigerators, from the December, 1937 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. "All porcelain models equipped as illustrated" does mean that each comes with a Santa Claus wearing an installation toolbelt. We don't know who the artist was, but he was obviously "School of Coke." Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Dogs know it, and dogs show it. These dogs are dachshunds, eating out of a bowl made like a beer stein. Ah, those happy days on Madison Avenue, thinking up little jokes. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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School of Coles Phillips, or perhaps an unsigned one by the master of the fade-away. Maid washing the kitchen sink, and the enamelware pots, looks at back at you with a sly almost-smile. Published in the October, 1912 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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It may be only an icebox, with no electrical cord, but it's a large appliance, and the "Leonard" has eight walls, moveable flues, air-tight locks, and a metallic ice rack. Antique ash, and only $8.75 (free shipping East of the Rockies) (try getting one for that amount nowadays). Published in an 1898 issue of McCLURES. Artist: Source: eBay seller dhtvl Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Standard Plumbing Fixtures, from the September, 1925 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.
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Ad for Maytag Electric Washers, from the August, 1916 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.
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Out-of-doors spirit to make the kitchen seem larger. Published in an unidentified magazine in the 1920's. Artist: Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Household Items
by Byron G. Newton
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Fantasy ad for carpets as an undersea treasure, admired by the mermaids in the famous Akbar Wilton pattern. Published in the October, 1927 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: Byron G. Newton Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Tiny diamonds of Lux keep undies "trousseau-lovely" three times as long. Shown: buttercup-yellow petticoat, inexpensive yet lovely enough for a bride. And there she is, lounging in the purple chair while Lux does all the work. Faster, richer, gentler suds. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Unusual ad for Community Plate, with minimal text, and an image that was already Retro in 1934 and we must consider PostModern today. From the December, 1934 issue of PHOTOPLAY. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Color-fast tiny diamonds ask you to judge if a washed sample of patterned cloth is same color and saturation as an unwashed dress. It had better be, or someone in the art department is going to need a new job. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Oneida Community Plate silverware, from an unidentified magazine circa 1917.
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Eleven different action shots and a logographic. That ought to hold them. Have you learned its many uses? Most likely we'll find these illustrations used in earlier Bon Ami ads, and reused here. From the October, 1924 issue of McCALL'S MAGAZINE. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Tiny diamonds of Lux give better suds, and harm your colors less. Woman in vast orange dress has surprisingly unhappy facial expression. Published in a 1948 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Classic bathroom fixtures of the 1920's can be keep spotless and sanitary by the use of Bon Ami in cake or powder form. From the October, 1925 issue of PICTORIAL REVIEW. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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by M. C. Woodbury
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Somebody's having a lot of fun in this ad for Nashua blankets, from a 1919 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: M. C. Woodbury Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Dress up for better business. Shown: Pacific Telephone offices. Published in the June 6, 1931 issue of the LITERARY DIGEST. Artist: Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
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Angelic woman displays translucent lingerie cleaned by product. First soap of its kind! Definitely an eye-catcher. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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No lame back, no aching arms, if you use "Witchkloth" the magic polisher to clean your silver, metal, and glassware. Even the lady of the house herself can do it. Wonder what the secret was? Made by the Asbury-Paine Mfg. Co., of Wayne Junction, Philadelphia, and a search on that company will turn up many more ads in old magazines, but they don't seem to be around after 1897. Published in the August, 1896 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration...
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Ad for Kohler Plumbing wares and fixtures, as published in the June, 1925 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING.
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Chipso, a laundry and dishwashing soap made in thin flakes by Procter and Gamble, bubbling and cleansing. From the October, 1925 issue of PICTORIAL REVIEW. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Rather skeletal oil-burning (AKA kerosene) stove for your kitchen; here the cook can take some time out to read the recipe book. Wick Blue Flame Oil Cook-Stove. And don't forget the Rayo lamp, especially if you don't yet have electricity. Standard Oil Company. Published in the June, 1908 issue of LADIES' WORLD. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Let's get right down to brass tacks: Do you bathe? If not, you should leave the room now. If so, you'll be interested in this ad for Standard Mfg. Co.'s porcelain-lined bath tub. An early ad for the company that provided many of the larger, more interesting ads in this section. Published in the October 29, 1891 issue of THE INDEPENDENT. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Woman ironing on board floating magically in the air (actually, presumed flopped down from the wall not visible on the right). This is the housewife, not the maid, doing the work. Published in the August, 1910 issue of WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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"Interlined Belflor tiles harmonize with the richness of drapery and upholstery. It truly reflects the Spanish motif in the architectural plan." Published in the May, 1927 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
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It's Christmas, and there's the wreath to prove it, and here's a happy man giving his happy woman a Hoover..."and you give her the Best." Intriguing design, definitely less is more / white space, draw the eye to the peculiarly symbolic configuration of the couple, the cleaner, and the ring at the top. Published in the December, 1925 issue of DELINEATOR. Artist: Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for Lux laundry soap, from the October, 1926 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL.
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Very young boy, in Napoleonic military hat, rides a box of Pearline as if it were a horse. Published in the March, 1894 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Barbara Dietrich, at Dietrich's Vault. Restoration by: magscanner
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Colorful pictures of bowls, pans, and bottles, show how good Dust can clean your dishes with Powdered Sunshine. good for floors and woodwork, refrigerators, and walls. Published in the March, 1923 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Looking like something out of a steampunk fantasy, this strange machine is an early vacuum cleaner. Note that it's plugged into a lamp socket, since at this point most homes didn't have wall sockets built in. She must be pushing the hose forward, and her carpets have an exceedingly high amount of dirt on them; but never fear. Published in the April 20, 1912 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Looking like an ad from 1785, this picture of a pot surrounded by text and a border of trademark circles is retro before there was retro. From the Lalance and Grosjean Mfg. Company. Published in an unidentified magazine in the early 1900's. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Make the refrigerator a part of your house. Plan your estate kitchen so that you have an entire wall of refrigerator, with a side door so the iceman can come in and fill it with huge blocks of ice without even having to enter you pristine kitchen. A dream home of a hundred years ago...and soon to be electrified. Published in an unidentified magazine in 1909. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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This has more stuff going on it than are dreamt of in your philosophy, dear Viewer. Capt. Andrews on his boat, Sapolio, watches from the harbor as fireworks go off in the sky metaphorically honoring the Big Dipper, which glows so brightly that one might think it had been washed with Sapolio. A huge globe hangs over the harbor, mostly covered by a red circle decorated with "Our Monogram," the letters US for "Use Sapolio." Published in the May, 1896 issue of BLACK CAT Artist:...
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Fortified with liver! Dog wants, wants; hangs on leash. Published in a 1948 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Ivory Soap, from an 1886 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Ivory is better known as a soap for personal use, but it's being shown as a household cleanser (sort of). Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Do you spend an hour and a half every day just washing dishes and pots and pans? Use gentle Lux soap for this, and protect your hand. A teasponful is enough. From the October, 1924 issue of McCALL'S MAGAZINE. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Cleaning, dishpan hands
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Colorful traveler needs Lux to keep her silks, satins, and lace dainty and new through the longest vacations. Madame has given instructions to pack only the finest, the filmiest. The silk and valenciennes underthings and the sheerest of the stockings. The georgette frocks with their extravagantly simple air. Two favorite negligees and the loveliest of the blouses. .... At the first speck of dinginess in filet collar or cuff, Marie tosses the bveloved one into the big bowlful of Lux suds. The...
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A very complicated ad for a complicated concept of home appliance. Well, it's just one machine with two tubs; but your eyes flicker over the page five or six times trying to figure out what is going on. I don't think this product was successful, though Thor built the first electric washing machine. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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"Springtime when you want it. Your sun room holds the secret." Published in the October, 1928 issue of THE DELINEATOR. Artist: Source: Susan Mac Gregor, who sells printed paper and ephemera at Whimzy Treasures Restoration by: magscanner
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Electrify your sewing machine, with an add-on motor, if you have one of those older hand-powered machines. Hard to imagine, even in 1949, but in some parts of the country, etc. Published in a 1949 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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Magical Genie of 3-in-One Oil provides you with a lubricant for your chair and your razor, and also your polish and your floor wax. Published in the October 16, 1916 issue of EVERY WEEK. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Christmas gifts, catalog page of beautiful time instruments for your house. Published in the December, 1927 issue of WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
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Dining at home in 1847. The Continental silverware pattern. Published in the November, 1919 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Household Items
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Seed ads should have color! Focus first on the upper right, with the glorious bundle of flowers, then on the lower left where the gardener (more like a farmer, really, with that much land) is working hard. Then the big juicy melon at lower right. Finally you read the tombstone with the pitch: you have only one chance a season, so use the trusted varieties that we've concentrated on over our sixty years of experience -- that's two errors in one sentence. Published in the February, 1920 issue of...
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Magazine Art: Household Items
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Nice painting of a service washbasin and shelf, clean to a sparkle with gold Dust. Floors, woodwork, mirrors; the Fairbank company and their Twins. Published in the November, 1922 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Magazine Art: Household Items
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Rugs are the same as dreams. Here's an ad full of dreams, looking like one of Willy Pogany's (but not by him). Secure within her sunlit garden May-li, Princess of the Manchus, toys idly with her lacquered fan or teases the stately peacock, whose turquoise feathers are destined to bespeak her father's ancient rank. There will be a test on this tomorrow, so get it down correctly. From the November, 1926 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: John Richard Flanagan Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration...
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Magazine Art: Household Items
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Better coffee with a cleaner pot. Boil it out with Gold Dust and let the Gold Dust Twins make your coffee taste better. For dishes, cut glass, and silver, too. From Fairbank, and don't run out! Buy a spare. Published in the February, 1920 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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