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1940: Pork Pies for Sale

A pork pie is a type of hat. A rattata is a type of Pokemon. Now that we’ve got the generational divide sorted out…

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1940: The Gentry Suit

“Dress with Distinction!” urged Penney’s in this 1940 ad for a Gentry suit. I’m assuming that’s a brand name, although the word has a conventional meaning. Of course, I think of Bobbie Gentry.

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1939: Stylish Smart Frocks

Penney’s was offering these smart, stylish frocks in autumn colors in 1939.

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1939: Gene Autry Sweat Shirts

People apparently wore Gene Autry sweatshirts in 1939.

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1939: New Felt Hats

Penney’s had some awesome new felt hats for women in 1939.

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1960: Penney’s Offers Budget Cottons

Penney’s sold budget cottons in 1960 for up to $3.98. I can’t help but love the style of these dresses, even if the ladies have inexplicably had their legs chopped off.

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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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1984: Phones the Size of a Loaf of Bread!

My whole cellphone is about an eighth the size of the handset from this 1984 phone from JC Penney. At the time, though, this phone was cool, because it had a radio in it. My phone does not have a … 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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