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I Saw It Advertised One Day #23

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I Saw It Advertised One Day #23

We continue a MONTH of I Saw It Advertised One Day! Each day this January you’ll get a piece looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. In each installment, we’ll take a look at three ads!

Here is an archive of all installments of this feature.

Enjoy!

A couple of Smith cough drop ads.

First, a 1945 ad that acts like it is mystery what makes cough drops work.


(and yes, as commenter Alice points out, it is odd that they didn’t mention that there is more than one island)

But moreover, I love this 1947 Smith cough drop ad to see how early “hep” terms were being used…


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Can you imagine a kid actually playing this game?


Did any of you folks ever play this game when you were a kid (those that were kids during the early 1980s, that is)?
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I love the idea that Lee jeans make a kid look older…


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That’s all for this installment! If you can think of some goofy comic book ads you’d like to see me feature here, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do not make suggestions in the comment section, so that they can still be a surprise for future readers! In fact, I think I’ll just delete comments that contain future suggestions.