Vintage advertisements

Who is Suzy Homemaker? (1966)

Who is Suzy Homemaker? She's every little girl who wants to be just like her mother. That's why all the Suzy Homemaker appliances look and work just like yours. They're big and beautiful -- and work like real.... Read more...

“DDT is good for me-e-e!” (1947)

"DDT is good for me-e-e!" The great expectations held for DDT have been realized. During 1946, exhaustive scientific tests have shown that, when properly used, DDT kills a host of destructive insect pests, a... Read more...

How can you catch OJ Simpson? (1969)

25 years after this ad was published, the answer to the question in the headline would be, "If you're the police, go on a five-hour low-speed chase through the Los Angeles area." There would also have to be men... Read more...

Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake (1974)

Chocolate. Strawberry. Vanilla. United they bake. Here's the triple-appeal of Neapolitan ice cream making a delicious appearance as cake. Begin with a Betty Crocker white or yellow cake mix, and follow our Gre... Read more...

Apple introduces the Macintosh personal computer (1984)

Here's the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC -- the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.

New Cadillac design announced (1913)

The Cadillac innovation mentioned herein was a two-speed rear axle, combined with a door-mounted, electrically-operated shifter which allowed the driver to change the rear axle ratios from low to high, ther... Read more...

Christmas Rainbow Poke cake (1980)

Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow Christmas Rainbow Poke cake recipe Ingredients 1 package super moist white cake mix 1 (3 oz.) package raspberry Jello 1 (3 oz.) package lime Jello 2 c. boi... Read more...

Phone faster by touching buttons (1965)

How you'll phone faster by touching buttons The new Touch-Tone Bell telephone, made by Western Electric, is actually an electronic musical instrument. Each button you touch causes it to produce a different c... Read more...

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