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Started by Ken Crane , Jan 20 2007 04:02 PM

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#1 Ken Crane

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:02 PM

It seems that regardless of what time in history we look at, businesses and advertisers have always found a way to get on board with any movement to push their products.

WWII seemed to be a time of some of the most prolific advertising to let the American public know what a business was doing for the war effort. I've bought several of these over the last three years and have really enjoyed collecting them.

If anyone has some of these, please share them on this thread!

Ken

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#2 Ken Crane

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:02 PM

Armor is always a popular topic!

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:03 PM

A pretty popular armor one....The TD's!

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:03 PM

More armor..

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:04 PM

Airborne!!

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:04 PM

Bad Nazis!

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:07 PM

and yet another armor one..

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:22 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Jeepdriver704/PosterShermanSteve.jpg

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:26 PM

I am impressed by this collection of ads. That kind of artwork was so much better than photos in todays magazines in my opinion

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:27 PM

Thanks! I came across these ads by accident one day, found them fascinating and relatively inexpensive so I bought several. They're like mini propoganda posters and significantly less cost!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:34 AM

From what magazine did the ad in post #3 come from?

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:17 AM

It was fairly common for those ads to run in several of the major popular magazines of the period. I know for sure that the TD ad ran in the LIFE issue of FEB 21, 1944 because that is the one I copied it from.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:03 PM

From what magazine did the ad in post #3 come from?


Hi, I checked the ad and couldn't find any magazine name notation on the ad or the back page of the ad. Sorry!

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:52 PM

Another armor ad that I recently purchased..

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:53 PM

Civil Air Patrol Ad..

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 06:22 AM

Found a few 1942 dated Fortune magazines this weekend which contain some great period artwork and ads. Liked this one with the German Fallschirmjagers. Ad was for an Air Filter manufacturer.

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 06:08 AM

These ads are very cool, and make for great display.  The artwork is really fantastic.

The one Western electric one with the tanker & .50 cal I saw the original artwork at a Chicago antique store years ago priced at $1,500

It was a bit damaged from time, but I should have bought it. I always wondered what ad that was for.

 

I have a small stack of these I keep meaning to frame.  Many of the ads came from LIFE and LOOK magazines.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:30 PM

A couple of more ads from Fortune Magazine 1942 editions.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

And another...

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 06:23 AM

An ad for Gruen Watches from October 1942.Months after the Doolittle raid .

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

and from Vultee. These ads from Fortune have a bit of a different tone to them as opposed to the ones in Life and others. Most are from manufacturers of heavy machinery, components, chemicals,railroad, ship builders, and aircraft builders, along with the usual liquor, tobacco, and clothing ads one will see. The artwork is varied from stark realism to cubism to impressionistic styles. Most of the artist/illustrators were classically trained and it shows in their work. This could be a subject area of its own.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

DSCN1144.JPG wanted to ad a few more for your viewing...DSCN2339.JPG DSCN2340.JPG



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:19 AM

2 more...DSCN2348.JPG DSCN2354.JPG



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

and a couple of two-page ads.DSCN1166.JPG DSCN1769.JPG



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:14 AM

two interesting Texaco ads....DSCN0434.JPG




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