I have just discovered the somewhat unassuming website titled the gallery of graphic design, which behind its simple interface, is host to a feast of advertising gems (some not so shining), from the period between 1930 and 1969. There is the possibility to search by magazine, year, advertiser, product, keyword or issue.
And with copy lines such as “Men Love Women, Who can make pie like this” and stories such as “False teeth and true love…(Or) how gertrude got her man”.
It is certainly a great snapshot back into the history of advertising. Perhaps a good place to explore on a rainy day.