1940: Soap For Sale

Soap was for sale at Herbert Drug Co. in 1940.

1960: Old Spice: The Woman Your Woman Could Smell Like

This may come as a surprise to you (it certainly did to me) but Old Spice was first a fragrance for women, Early American Old Spice. What do you think of that, Old Spice Guy?

1945: Would You Like To Live In The Good Old Days?

Dickey Pharmacy pointed out in 1945 that in the Good Old Days, you were pretty much toast if you got any disease, and that the "good old days" were not really all that great if you liked bathrooms, cars or movies. I would add "having teeth" to that list, and also consider that many people…
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1959: Give The Holy Bible For Christmas

Yes, I know, Christmas is over, but I have some extra Christmas ads from earlier in December, so bear with me. This 1959 advertisement from Herbert’s, (a Rexall pharmacy) advises people to give the Holy Bible for Christmas.

1944: Shape Your Lips Like A Fashion Model

Dickey Pharmacy was offering Model’s Special lipstick for just $1 in 1944, with colors chosen by a jury of New York models. A jury of models? "We convict you of being fabulous!"