Old Advertisements

Vintage magazine advertisements and advertising from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Marlboro Ad

Marlboro cigarette ad
Marlboro cigarette ad

Old magazine ad for Marlboro brand cigarettes. Circa 1978.

Come to where the flavor is.

Marlboro Red or Longhorn 100’s – you get a lot to like.

Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health.

17mg “tar,” 1.0mg nicotine av. per cigarette, FTC Report Aug.’77

Players Gold Leaf Cigarette Ad

 

Players Gold Leaf Cigarette Ad
Players Gold Leaf Cigarette Ad

Old magazine ad for Players Gold Leaf cigarettes. Circa 1972.

Enjoy the good taste.

EVERY PACKET CARRIES A GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING

Bank of America Travelers Cheques Ad

Bank of America travelers cheques ad
Bank of America travelers cheques ad

Old magazine advert for Bank of America Travelers Cheques circa 1966.

The pataca is local currency in Macao.

So is this.

In Portuguese, Persian or Punjabi there’s no better word for “security” than “Bank of America Travelers Cheques’ Known and accepted the world over, they come with a money-back guarantee against loss or theft. Whenever you travel, carry money only you can spend — BANK OF AMERICA TREVELERS CHEQUES.

Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Coporation

Iran Air Ad

Iran Air advertisement
Iran Air advertisement

Old magazine ad for Iran Air. Circa 1976.

Guess which country backs 75% of its currency with something more precious than gold?

SOUTH AFRICA  CHINA  RUSSIA  IRAN

FOREIGN AID BANK. As a % of their 1974 GDP. The largest amount of foreign aid donated by one country. Two billion six hundred million dollars. Who gave it?  USA  RUSSIA  IRAN  FRANCE

Which country urged the U.N. to declare the Middle East a non-nuclear area?

Only one country in the world has legislated that private manufacturing companies offer 49% of their shares to employees. Name it.  SWEDEN  ITALY  CZECHOSLOVAKIA  IRAN

Which of these airlines operates the longest non-stop scheduled flight?  BRITISH AIRWAYS  IRAN AIR  LUFTHANSA TWA

Iran. Iran. Iran. Iran. And Iran Air. They’re the answer. They really are. And if you got them right, well done.
Now we’ll tell you the purpose of the quiz.
we believe that an airline is only as great as its country of origin.
So that by telling you about Iran, her potential and resources, and how they’re put to use, we tell you more about Iran Air than if we just promised tastier food and prettier girls to serve it.
Not that we don’t serve the most delicious food. We do. Some of it’s Persian and made from recipes thousands of years old. But all of it’s fresh on every flight.
And it’s not as if you won’t find pretty girls on our planes, either. You will. From France, Germany and England as well as from Iran.
What’s more you’ll find them on flights to twenty-seven major cities throughout the world.
Including the only non-stop service between New York and Theran.
A distance of over 6,200 miles covered with ease by our new 747SP. The ‘Special Performer’ Jumbo.
It flies a mile above normal air routes. A mile above the bad weather.
Making it the most comfortable plane in the air.
And that’s not pie in the sky. It’s a fact. Like everything else on this page.

Iran Air (logo)
The world’s fastest growing airline

IATA (logo). THE IRAN AIR ALL BOEING FLEET FLIES TO NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, FRANKFURT, VIENNA, GENEVA, ZURICH, ROME, MOSCOW, ATHENS, ISTANBUL, CAIRO, TEHRAN, ABADAN, BAGHDAD, KUWAIT, JEDDAH, BAHRAIN, ABU DHABI, DHARAN, DOHA, MUSCAT, KABUL, KARACHI, BOMBAY, PEKING, TOKYO. ALSO SALES OFFICES IN GLASGOW, MILAN, HAMBURG, LOS ANGELES AND HOUSTON.

Maybelline Cosmetics Ad

Maybelline cosmetics ad
Maybelline cosmetics ad

Maybelline advert from Vogue magazine Dec 1975.

New Ultra-Velvet and Ultra-Frost Powder shadows as smooth as cream.

These new powder shadows are really smooth. So smooth you’ll feel the difference when you stroke them on your eyes. They look as even as powder, glide on easy as cream. Stay perfect and never streak. Ultra-Velvet is smooth and velvety. Ultra-Frost is smooth and frosty. Powder shadows as smooth as cream from Maybelline.

Maybelline (logo) FINE EYE MAKE-UP SENSIBLY PRICED

Grey Velvet Blueberry Velvet Cinnamon Velvet Turquoise Velvet Moss Green Velvet Green Frost Blue Frost Raisin Frost Mink Frost Vanilla Frost

Sony Trinitron Ad

Sony Trinitron TV Ad
Sony Trinitron TV Ad

Old magazine advertisement for Sony Trinitron Television. Circa 1975.

“The first time I lost a clear, sharp picture
on my Sony Trinitron was when it was stolen.’

‘He may not have made Police Five that week, but he was no common thief.
You normally hear of them taking everything while the family is glued to the box.
But as I heard it from my weepy wife:”He’s taken the Sony colour television set but nothing else.” Obviously, that burglar has something besides my TV.
Taste.
After all, his ill-gotten gain has this unique Trinitron system that gives a really sharp, bright picture.
(Which the folk at Sony attribute to their Aperture Grille, and the fact that it uses the centre of one big electron lens instead of three little ones.)
And its solid state circuitry and low running temperature make it very reliable.
So it’s probably going to perform as well for him as it did for us over the years. Pity.” SONY (logo)
See the Sony KV181O at your local Sony dealer or visit The Sony Showroom, 134, Regent St., W1R 6DJ.
Trinitron. A unique system, better colour.

Boeing Ad

Boeing Ad
Boeing Ad

Old magazine ad for Boeing. Circa 1966.

Look up to the airlines whose pilots wear these emblems.
They’re the 55 airlines that fly Boeing jets.
They’ve already flown 132 million passengers in wonderfully comfortable Boeing 707s, 720s and 727s.
And they’ve made the world smaller by bringing Boeing jet travel to 301 cities in 121 countries.
Next time you travel, go right to the top. Fly with one of these 55 leading airlines.
BOEING (logo)
1916—50th Anniversary Year— 1966

(Airline emblems) – Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Congo, Air France, Air-India, Air Madagascar, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, America Flyers Airline, Ansett-ANA, Avianca Colombian National Airways, Brathens (Norway), Braniff International Airways, British Overseas Airways Corp, British West Indian Airways, Caledonian Airways, Continental Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Ethiopian Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Indian Airlines, Iran National Airlines, Irish International Airlines, Japan Air Lines, Japan Domestic Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mexicana Airlines, Flying Tiger Line, Northeast Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Olympic Airways, Pacific Airlines, National Airlines, New York Airways, Northern Consolidated, Olympic Airways, Pacific Northern Airways, Pacific Southwest Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Pan American Airways, Piedmont Airlines, Qantas Empire Airways, Sabena Word Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airways, South African Airways, Southern Air Transport, Trans-Australia Airlines, Transportes Aereos Portugueses, Trans World Airlines, United Air Lines, Varig Airlines, Wardair Canada, Western Air Lines, World Airways, Wien Air Alaska

United Airlines Ad

United Airlines Ad
United Airlines Ad

Old magazine advert for United Airlines circa 1966.

Until this morning the biggest lady Mike McCabe had ever seen was his Aunt Stella.
Sure, he’d seen pictures of Miss Liberty. In Oakland. But they didn’t show that she was so big.
Or that she was green.
Another thing Mike discovered today was the fun of flying—on a United Air Lines Jet.
First, he got a pair of Junior Pilot’s wings. Next, he and his folks watched the latest color movie on a wide screen. What about lunch? Sirloin steak, with all the trimmings. (Mike didn’t eat the asparagus.)
Suddenly, they were in New York. And then on top of the Statue of Liberty. 176 steps and an elevator ride in the sky.
Now Mike’s looking at the view, 15 miles in each direction. There is nothing like it in the world.
Mike doesn’t have a lump in his throat. He’s too young for that. All he knows is—he’s discovering America.
And United flies to more of it, more often, than any other airline.
Discover America with United’s Family Plan. 1/3 off for your wife, 2/3 off for each child. Charge it with United’s Personal Travel Credit Card.
“That’s right. 176 steps!”
fly the friendly skies of United.
Films by Inflight

Cadillac Ad

1966 Cadillac Ad
Cadillac Ad

Old magazine advert for Cadillac Hardtop Sedan de Ville circa 1966.

Foreground: 1966 Hardtop Sedan de Ville. Background: 1964 De Ville Convertible.

IT’S GREAT. . . GOING CADILLAC!
There is no other driving experience to match that provided by a Cadillac—whether it is a 1966 model or one that has seen previous service. The car is so smooth and so elegantly quiet, its conveniences so complete, and its safety features so reassuring that Cadillac owners are the most satisfied motorists in the luxury car field. Thanks to its solid reputation, a Cadillac represents the finest automobile investment in the land. See your authorized dealer soon. His long experience in serving fine-car owners is your assurance of lasting motoring satisfaction.

IT’S GREAT…GOING Cadillac
Standard of the World (Cadillac logo)
(GM logo) Cadillac Motor Car Division