Tag Archives: WWII

Maybe he’s YOUR boy…

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Or maybe he is OURS. We could flip for him. Goodyear advertisement Collier’s magazine, September 26, 1942. Collection of Gay Highwaymen.

Enemy Upstairs! Get on his Tail…

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It looks like this flyboy is wearing a dog collar and leash! He’s not. At least not in this image. From a WWII era Collier’s Magazine advertisement selling the latest in sound technology: the throat microphone. Can’t make yourself heard over the engine noise and machine gun fire? No more! The Western Electric throat microphone helps win battles!

Whatever you do, wear Skivvies!

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Originally a brand name, like “Kleenex” – “Skivvies” had a contract to supply the armed forces and became generic military slang for underwear – shorts and tees…

International Service! (Hot Vintage Trucker)

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WWII Era Advertising from Collier’s Magazine. Collected out of Palm Springs, CA. Broadsheet size, 4-color mid century design from the golden age of illustrated magazines. Keep ‘em rolling!

He’s got a bigger job now…

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From Colliers Magazine, Winter 1945.