I was browsing through the Creative Commons on Flikr, and I came across a wonderful set of old advertisements. I picked out a few of my favourites. You can see the rest of the images here. These are either from between 1910 and 1920, the 1940s, or the 1970s.
I wish fruit cost 5 cents. Or 1 cent.
This... is a life preserver. Also known as "Water Wings".
What? A circus is coming to town? On April 23? Where do you see that?
Ah hah! I found them! Healthier cigarettes!
This sign is powered by my car battery.
Pharmacle, like a Popsicle, but better.
(It actually says Pharmacie.)
It's not raining rain, you know. It's raining Kilowatts.
No more South Beach Diet: time to try a fruit diet!
"Study your Health!!! The leading doctors and scientists of the world advocate a fruit diet. We specialise in fruit luncheons and suppers, daintily served during the day and after theatre... Our tea rooms are the cosiest in the city!
Located right across the street from the theatre where the trams stop!"
This is THE WRONG SIDE.
PICK THEM UP.
THE OTHER SIDE.
Kidneys: the new currency.