Men have never been as commodified as women, but men have nonetheless been a big consumer market, as these vintage men's fashions ads show.
Discover Bradbury Thompson's brilliant company magazine "Inspirations," which he created for the Westvaco paper mill.
Back in the do-a-lot-with-a-little days of product promotion and branding, Phillips-Van Heusen produced this lovely little "A Short Shirt Tale."
Did you know that Fanta, the '70s–'80s popular soft drink, was a Nazi-era German invention?
This French ad for Le Laboratoire de Controle Physiologiue is what I would call Weird Mid-Century Modern.
Lou Myers was a hilarious cartoonist with an expressively lunatic line.
Steven Heller opens up a vintage Lane Bryant catalog.
We still endure smoke but not these vintage cigarette packs.
Some of the best ad hoc ads Steven Heller has ever seen ever seen are collected in "Serious Things a Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs."
These Dutch ads published around 1949 are striking, with some being much more modern than others.