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Magazine Art

Magazines shaped our lives, and the rest is history.

The great illustrators of the period 1850-1950 had a tremendous influence on us and the rest of the world. One of the most popular ways they presented their work was as the cover art for the mass and specialist magazines that were published under thousands of titles and in millions and millions of copies. We know today of Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, but there were hundreds and thousands of other artists whose work is now forgotten except by collectors and specialists. Some have been honored by art books about their work, but most are now simply unknown to the general public.

One reason for this undeserved obscurity is that their work is quite difficult to find. Bound volumes of these magazines, both in libraries and in the hands of private collectors, usually do not include the covers, for reasons we today find hard to imagine. You must look for individual copies of these magazines, sold as collector's items and available in variable condition. Old magazines turn up regularly on eBay and in shops, but they are expensive, and it is difficult to find, analyze, and store them in one's home. Hence MagazineArt.org.

We scan and photograph magazine covers from this era: as many as we can find, of whatever subject matter. The only requirement is that the issue must -have- a cover design. We prefer the ones that change from issue to issue, but we'll record them even if they simply list the contents of the magazine. We've had images donated, and we've picked them up where we can. At this time we have thousands of them, many of them suitable for display but all requiring some processing in Photoshop before they are presentable.

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Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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What happened when a white man and a native girl met far from civilization. Actually, this is an ad for the new 26-volume set of the works of Joseph Conrad, illustrated by a still from an MGM movie apparently based on "An Outcast of the Islands." This ad was published in the August, 1927 issue of THE AMERICAN MERCURY. Artist: Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Book Ads: Fiction, magazine...
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
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Viola Dana, celebrity endorsement, Maybelline. Accentuates the lovely sweep and length of her curling lashes by darkening them with Maybelline. From the August, 1926 issue of PHOTOPLAY. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Personal and Human Aspects, Women's Toiletries and Makeup, beauty,...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
by Helen Dryden
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Woman in elaborate tent wearing a patterned cape, holds it up for you to see. For the "Autumn Pattern Number" of the magazine. Published in the October 13, 1922 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Helen Dryden Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General,...
Magazine Art: Travel and Transportation
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Soot toughens tires, prints papers, shines shoes, paints palaces. Carbon black is a valuable product, and more than 50% of America's total carbon black production is shipped over the Santa Fe. Photos show spectacular smoke clouds over the Texas panhandle (cough, cough), the burner houses, tiny gas flames, blackened rubber, a conveyor line of paper bags full of the stuff, and a bulk-loading machine that fills freight cars automatically. Published in an unidentified magazine in 1939. Artist:...
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Travel and Transportation, Railroads and Railroad Lines, magazine...
Magazine Art: Travel and Transportation
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An eerie foreshadowing of the ads from 1943, but here it's all in peacetime and the Santa Fe can haul the largest things made. Coast defense 14-inch railroad guns, with range of 23 miles and weight of 365 tons each; no problem moving them through California. Published in an unidentified magazine in 1937, possibly the Santa Fe company magazine. Artist: Source: eBay seller PeriodPaper Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Travel and Transportation, Railroads and Railroad Lines, magazine...
Magazine Art: Travel and Transportation
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Picture Hotel Wawa, at Norway Point, on the Lake of Bays. Also a drawing of a rather stunned fisherman working his catch toward the hand net. The "Killarney of America". Published in an unidentified magazine in 1908. Artist: Source: eBay seller PeriodPaper Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Travel and Transportation, Railroads and Railroad Lines, magazine...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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Ad for Modes magazine, with pattern included, from the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General,...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
by Helen Dryden
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Woman carefully tying her hat on. looking at herself in a mirror, for the "Millinery Number." Published in an early 1920's issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Helen Dryden Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Coles Phillips
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Woman in blue silk/satiny dress shows off her legs in fine silk stockings. Behind her is a painting or fabric sample in complementary colors, atop a brown cabinet offering contrast. The art does the selling, and the text is minimal. Published in a 1923 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, class, slinky, gams, beauty,...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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Ad for the first issue of AMAZING STORIES; published in another Gernsback magazine, the April, 1926 issue of RADIO NEWS.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: Pulp,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by J. C. Leyendecker
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Ad for Arrow Collars and Shirts, with a man standing to display the Trump model shirt and an appropriate collar. Published in the June 7, 1928 issue of the HARVARD LAMPOON. Artist: J. C. Leyendecker Source: Cynde Georgen, Trail End Historic Site, Sheridan Wyoming Restoration by: Cynde Georgen
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Men's Clothing and Accessories, model,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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All that black ink grabs your attention and the pictures of the baked goods attract your hunger for treats. If you don't see it here, read the free cookbook from Royal. Published in the November, 1922 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Bread and Baking, biscuits, cake, pie, tart,...
Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
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Ad for the Anti-Cancer Pipe, from the December 9, 1905 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Too bad it doesn't solve the lung cancer problem; but it might well have helped the ones who got cancer of the lip or tongue (which was a real problem at the time). Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Tobacco Products, Pipes, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Bicycles & Motorcycles
by Will H. Bradley
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Advertisement for Victor Bicycles, from the February, 1896 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. An astonishing piece of Art Nouveau, and one that has found its way to posters. Artist: Will H. Bradley Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Bicycles and Motorcycles, Bicycles, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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Crochet made easy! Densely packed page includes enough text to make you feel certain you're going to get the guidance you need when you buy this complete guide to crocheting. Take a look at the hints spread across the ad. Published in the September, 1947 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Book Ads: Non-Fiction,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Every picture tells a story, and this 1946 ad from FIELD AND STREAM tells one worthy of a SATURDAY EVENING POST cover. So, anyway, just has hooked whom with a fishing line? Looks like a tricky way for the fisherman to meet the fisherbabe. No indication who the artist was, but we're pretty sure we've seen his work elsewhere. Artist: Source: Renita Ivey Restoration by: Renita Ivey
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Beer, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
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,...
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
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
by F. Richardson
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Ad for Dher-Kiss Eau de Toilette, and Vegetale, fresh from M. Kerkoff's atelier, and illustrated by a fairy, a rainbow, pixies, winds, flying ballet dancers, and a hoard of gold and diamonds, not to mention other things we haven't yet identified. From the April, 1921 issue of WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. The artist may be Frederick Richardson, who illustrated some children's books in a detailed fashion. Artist: F. Richardson Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Personal and Human Aspects, Women's Toiletries and Makeup, magazine...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Ad for Jell-O, from the December issue of MODERN PRISCILLA. Economic recession in 1920! Artist Norman Price shows us a clue.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Dessert, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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Snappy poem "The Cat's Meow" cadges subscriptions. Published as a house ad in an early 1920's issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General, cat,...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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Ad for SNAPPY STORIES, painted by Enoch Bolles, and published in the December 27, 1924 issue of JUDGE. This painting was, in fact, used on the cover of the Second January, 1925 issue.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: Pulp,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Coca-Cola ad, showing a wonderful street scene, with two sewer workers toasting each other with bottles of Product; from the May, 1920 issue of HOLLAND'S MAGAZINE
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Soft Drinks, Non-Alcoholic, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Radio, Television, Phonographs, and Recordings
by Gene Pressler
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A scene from "Oberon" illustrates just how great the Columbia Grafonola record player will sound reproducing grand opera. From a 1920 magazine. Artist: Gene Pressler Source: Renita Ivey Restoration by: Renita Ivey
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Radio, Television, Phonographs, and Recordings, Phonographs and...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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The silent Waverly Electric, with parlor car comfort and a full view ahead. Not to mention some symbols of royalty, to tune the demographics of the ad campaign. From an unidentified 1912 magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Electric Automobiles, wealth,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Ad for Coca-Cola from the August, 1922 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Soft Drinks, Non-Alcoholic, magazine covers,...
An ad for a catalog, invoking all the spirits of radio at one of it greatest times. Names like Hallicrafters, RCA, Weston, Airline, Brush. Published in the December, 1936 issue of RADIO NEWS. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Radio, Television, Phonographs, and Recordings, Radio Sets, amateur,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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One of two ads for the Willys-Overland Model 80, as a roadster and as a touring car, from the May, 1915 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. In the roadster sits a man with deerstalker cap and Sherlock Holmes pipe, his wife driving him out among the flowering trees. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Shaft-driven, the aristocrats of motordom, and oh so cute. Is someone driving this? Published in the January 15, 1910 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Source: Steve Kirch, collector, and creator of a great website about SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in the past Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Electric Automobiles, class, money,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
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Art nouveau fantasy for McCallum: rich beauty receives a suitor's card, handed her by her liveried servant. Published in an unidentified early 1920's magazine. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, class, romance, wealth,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by J. C. Leyendecker
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Ad for the House of Kuppenheimer, with three men of wealth and style out for the day; one on horseback, for fox hunting, one with field glasses, and one dressed for visiting in cold weather. Published in the September 27, 1913 issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Artist: J. C. Leyendecker Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Men's Clothing and Accessories, magazine...
Magazine Art: Sports and Guns
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Ad for Smith & Wesson revolvers, from the May, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. With thumb-piece and barrel catch forming two positive locks [for safety], ...the greatest advance in revolver design since 1893. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Sports and Guns, Guns and Ammunition, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Tech
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He's setting type on the newest Linotype composition machine, but he could just as easily be playing the baroque organ in a rare etching from three hundred years ago. Published in the June, 1922 issue of the PRINTING ART. Artist: Source: Google Books Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Tech, Printing and Publishing Equipment, type, printing, music,...
Magazine Art: Household Items
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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.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Household Items, Plumbing and Fixtures, magazine covers, vintage...
Ad for "Direst Process" plates for printing colored magazine covers. The covers shown are from late 1904 and early 1905. Published in a 1905 issue of THE INLAND PRINTER. Not exactly an ad for a magazine, but definitely an ad about magazines. We made this one extra large so you can see more of the detail.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Coles Phillips
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Beautiful ad for Holeproof Silk Hosiery for women, with a model sitting on a wall in front of a thousand pink roses. Published in the October, 1924 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Toys and Games
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Minimalist picture (tiny ad!) for a classic slingshot. Let's go, boys; no matter where you go, fishing, hunting, boating, to the country, sea shore or the mountains, you'll need a Zip-Zip. Wherever a gun is sold, a s Zip-Zip is sold. See cut of rabbit. Kill rabbit. From the Automatic Rubber Company, of Columbia, South Carolina. Published in the June, 1923 issue of AMERICAN BOY Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Toys and Games, Toys, stone, shoot, throw, hunt, varmint
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by J. C. Leyendecker
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Probably modeled by Charles Beach, this shows Arrow and JCL pushing the quality, class, and status buttons for the collars. Published in an unidentified magazine, probably in 1913. [Note, however, that this ad is shown in Michael Schau's book J. C. Leyendecker with a 1910 date. Artist: J. C. Leyendecker Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Men's Clothing and Accessories, wealth,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by J. C. Leyendecker
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Ad for Arrow Collars and Shirts, published in the February 9, 1927 issue of the HARVARD LAMPOON. Man in white tie attracts woman in exotic tropical costume. Artist: J. C. Leyendecker Source: Cynde Georgen, Trail End Historic Site, Sheridan Wyoming Restoration by: Cynde Georgen
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Men's Clothing and Accessories, romance, status
Magazine Art: Household Items
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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: Health and Medicine
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Beautiful woman at her dressing table, with a maid stolen from Coles Phillips handing her the product. It makes her feel good, so good she's going out decollété tonight. In the privacy of your own boudoir soothing electric massage brings back the roses of youth into your cheeks, keeps your hair and scalp in fine, healthy condition and develops your figure into one of graceful lines and girlish contour. ...for fatigue, nervous headaches, insomnia. Ask the folks at Good Vibrations. From the...
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Health and Medicine, Medical Equipment, stress, relief, sex,...
Magazine Art: Sports and Guns
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Ad for Colt Automatic Pistols, from the October, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Old and new, ha.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Sports and Guns, Guns and Ammunition, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by M. C. Woodbury
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Ad for McCallum Silk Hosiery, which assures you that you just know she wears them. Surprisingly intricate illustration for 1921, like something out a Japonismic children's book. From the June 23, 1921 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: M. C. Woodbury Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
by Frederick G. Cooper
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Ad for LIFE, showing surprise register on the bird as the cat breaks out of its eggshell and barks "bow wow!" Published in a 1924 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Frederick G. Cooper Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General,...
Magazine Art: Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment
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Ad for Spencerian Steel Pens, published in the May 1, 1913 issue of THE YOUTH'S COMPANION.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Pens and Office Supplies and Equipment, Pens and Writing, magazine...
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
Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
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Ad for Murad Cigarettes. Not from a magazine as such, but from a 1923 theater program from Henry Miller's Theatre in New York City. Unusually for Murad, it seems to be signed.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Tobacco Products, Cigarette Ads, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Ad for Coca-Cola, from the May, 1913 issue of MODERN PRISCILLA. Symbolic arrow == Coca-Cola.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Soft Drinks, Non-Alcoholic, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
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Another nice duotone ad for the Line of Beauty, the fourteen inch step-in of brocade and elastic. From the January, 1929 issue of PHOTOPLAY. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Undergarments, lingerie, stockings, girdle,...
Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
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Santa Claus smokes Murad cigarettes, as shown in this ad from the December 3, 1915 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Tobacco Products, Cigarette Ads, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by J. C. Leyendecker (or a copyier)
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Man playing golf looks swell, togged out in straw hat and a three-piece suit from Kuppenheimer. Published in a 1921 issue of the LITERARY DIGEST. Artist: J. C. Leyendecker (or a copyier) Source: eBay seller daysoffuturepast, who also sells printed materials from her personal website. Restoration by: jess at daysoffuturepast
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Men's Clothing and Accessories, wealth, style,...
Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
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Ad for Murad cigarettes, showing Uncle Sam approving gift exchanges based on Turkish cigarettes. Or, as he says, they are "Good Enough for You". Published in the December, 1916 issue of REDBOOK.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Tobacco Products, Cigarette Ads, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Published in the May, 1912 issue of MODERN PRISCILLA.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Soft Drinks, Non-Alcoholic, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
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Elegant young woman shows she is mistress of the situation, demonstrating the smooth shine of her silk stockings. Nice classic pose, but cloth rendering maybe a little rough. Published in the March, 1912 issue of the WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, dress, style, fashion, hose,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Taking care of your health? Consider beer! Words to live by, yes, you bet. I do. Published in the August 24, 1935 issue of COLLIER'S WEEKLY Artist: Source: Brian Bennett Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Beer, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
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Gossard's "Mis Simplicity" line is the undergarment that dare not speak its name. But it will achieve perfect princess lines on you. There's a name by her ankles, but we can't make it out. Published in the November, 1930 issue of PHOTOPLAY. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Undergarments, magazine covers, vintage...
Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Coles Phillips
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Every ad tells a story, and this is a beach romance punctuated by a walk in the sand. From the October 16, 1916 issue of EVERY WEEK. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Clothing and Fashions, Women's Hosiery, romance
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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Ad for a guide book to the Ford Model T car, by Victor W. Pagé, as published in the July, 1916 issue of EVERYDAY MECHANICS.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Book Ads: Technical,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Take your girl, and your friends, out for a rural drive in the vast open spaces between villages. Published in the March 10, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Pierce-Arrow Cars, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Coca-Cola ad, showing woman tennis play relaxing between sets with a glass of Product; published in the August, 1917 issue of MODERN PRISCILLA.
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Food and Beverages, Soft Drinks, Non-Alcoholic, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Complete reliability. We shall keep faith. Elegant garden party, with your driver waiting by the trees. Published in the January, 1921 issue of AMERICAN REVIEW OF REVIEWS. Artist: Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
by Arthur Rackham
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"The New Song," elegance in an eighteenth-century setting, by a famous artist. Two women and a classic keyboard. Published in the October, 1925 issue of PICTORIAL REVIEW. Artist: Arthur Rackham Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Personal and Human Aspects, Facial and Toilet Soap, piano, singing,...
Magazine Art: Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads
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QST hadn't been around very long before they ran this ad, aimed at the ham geek community and illustrating important lessons of technical life: typical QST stick-figure operators, too. Published in the February, 1917 issue of EVERYDAY MECHANICS. Source: Magazine collector Steve Davis Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Art, Film, Book, Movie, and Magazine Ads, Magazine Ads: General,...
Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Young woman stand up, holding a loaf of bread, fully empowered: Who said I couldn't bake one? The secret is Washburn-Crosby Company's flour. Published in the November, 1913 issue of the WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Seems to be a new collection of the apocryphal books of the Bible, with a new title that made you think it was going to have a lot of sex in it. Nope, just the usual Biblical stories. This ad was published in the August, 1927 issue of THE AMERICAN MERCURY. Artist: Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Tobacco Products
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Ad for Murad cigarettes, from the December 11, 1920 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Christmas wouldn't be the same without a picture of Santa smoking a Murad.
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Edward Penfield
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A little runabout to the tennis match. Published in the March 17, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Edward Penfield Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Norman Rockwell
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Ad for Arrow Shirts, "Donchester", published in the May 14, 1920 issue of the HARVARD LAMPOON. Presumably meant to be Harvard or other Ivy roommates. Artist: Norman Rockwell Source: Cynde Georgen, Trail End Historic Site, Sheridan Wyoming Restoration by: Cynde Georgen
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Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
by Ernest Brierly
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Picture of a twenties' babe sitting in front of an extremely busy wallpaper, relaxing and showing off her legs. Can't ask for more. I suppose we could ask for Coles Phillips, whose signature style and some of the artistic treatment of the woman has definitely inspired the artist here; but definitely not a fade-away picture. Hosiery available in Peach, Rose, Beige, Airedale, Orchid, sunburn, and Silver. Published in the September, 1924 issue of PHOTOPLAY. Artist: Ernest Brierly Source: Charles...
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Magazine Art: Clothing and Fashions
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We probably don't think about this much today, but brassieres were crucial to winning World War Two. Rosie the Riveter needed a brassiere that would support, but not get in the way! Here's Rosie, walking home, still energetic, from a long day building war goods. Published in an unidentified magazine in the early 1940's. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Sports and Guns
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Ad for the .25 caliber Colt pistol, small and light enough that any woman or businessman can carry it along for protection. Ah, the good old days. From the August, 1912 issue of COSMOPOLITAN.
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Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Ad for Jell-O, from the December, 1912 issue of McCALL'S MAGAZINE. The woman's face has been painted (or at least heavily hand-worked) onto a photo of a woman with a shopping basket full of food for Christmas dinner. The food items have all been colorized, as have her face, and gloves. The drawing of the Jello box has surely been pasted into her hand. Note the typical turkey of a century ago; it is definitely not one of the bloated beasts we buy today.
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Magazine Art: Cameras and Photography
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Ad for Kodak Cameras, as published in the May, 1905 issue of SUCCESS. Remember, there are no game laws for those who hunt with a Kodak!
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Magazine Art: Personal and Human Aspects
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Burnett's Cocoaine for the hair cures dandruff etc. Published in the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Food and Beverages
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Baby's first friend, the small, cuddly dog -- a lovable, huggable pup. A&P likes babies in its ads, and those are very large eyes. Published in a 1947 issue of WOMAN'S DAY. Artist: Source: Anonymous contributor Restoration by: magscanner
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