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1940: Swinging in Your Underwear

Because every girl likes to swing on a flowery swing in her underwear and a translucent scarf now and again.

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1939: Underwear for the Holidays?

I still can’t believe how many underwear ads the Daily Globe ran in 1939.

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1935: Special Sale on Silks

Special Sale Silks were available at Wolff’s in 1935, and this is one of the more beautiful advertisements I’ve seen in the Nobles County Times. I wonder what it would have been like in color? Next post at 11 a.m.

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1945: Glasses, Hats and Clothing

I love the way Lowry’s glasses ad was about the same through the decades, apart from the fact that the style of the glasses changes to stay current and popular, including this 1945 ad. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1945: Shop at Penneys for an Awesome Mustache

This 1945 Penney’s advertisement features a man with a very pointy mustache. I’m not sure about the bow tie, though. Next post at nine a.m.

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1945: Quality Clothes at Habichts

Nelly Don’s Fair Weather Suit was for sale at Habichts’ in 1945.

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1985: Turned Up Collars Were Cool

Turned-up collars were cool in 1985, at least, if you believe this advertisement from Enderson Clothing, Inc. and I certainly do. Note the Cosby Sweater; I had at least a few sweaters in my wardrobe that were far, far, far … Continue reading

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1959: Matching Family Outfits for Christmas

I’m fairly sure most children would rather die than wear matching family sweaters, such as these advertised in the 1959 Daily Globe by Wolff’s. It’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that you’d be matching your parents, which would probably … Continue reading

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1959: Penney’s Sees Stars

This 1959 Penney’s ad is made of awesome. And stars. I can see a 1959 ad manager looking at some ad man’s design, and barking ("The Front Page" style) "Needs more stars, Wilson. More stars!" to a nebbishy little graphic … Continue reading

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1934: Dickinson’s Clothes Shop

Dickinson’s Clothes Shop said it was "Worthington’s Only Exclusive Men’s Shop" in 1934, showing a very spiffy looking fella in a suit in its advertisement. Notice the painfully unpolitically-correct word in the Overcoats box and cringe. I did. Next post … Continue reading

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