1940: Gas Ad With Cigarettes

This 1940 Philgas ad inexplicably emphasizes the cigarette, which I don’t really understand. Don’t cigarettes + gas = boom?

1939: We Wish You A Scary Christmas

I think my exact words when I saw this 1939 ad the first time were: “GAH! Holy buckets, it’s Evil Santa!” The wearing away of the ink on the page has made this Santa creepier, but even the original Santa might have looked a little… off, with his frightening gaping maw, filled with teeth.