Retro food ads from 1959

You might recognize many of these brands today!

Amanda M posted in Food Fun

30w ago

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Two weeks ago over on my Drivetribe page, I posted a picture article of stunning car ads from 1959 out of an old magazine I acquired. I've taken a quick liking to collecting a couple of old magazines, especially since I find the decades from the 1950's-1970's fascinating. These "LIFE" magazines are filled with full-page advertisements in color, and they're actually fun to look at. You have to appreciate the artwork and writing that went in to creating these. I hope you enjoy them too! Here are some of those ads from this 1959 issue.

I have two more old magazines that I will share in the near future if you like these!

Super colorful Budweiser beer print.

Super colorful Budweiser beer print.

I love all these perfectly aligned meats. It really makes you want to buy them!

I love all these perfectly aligned meats. It really makes you want to buy them!

The artwork in this ad for Pepsi-Cola is gorgeous

The artwork in this ad for Pepsi-Cola is gorgeous

Classic Campbell's chicken noodle soup. I adore the little cartoon guy at the bottom! So cute!

Classic Campbell's chicken noodle soup. I adore the little cartoon guy at the bottom! So cute!

My mom said she bought this in the 1970's and it was good!

My mom said she bought this in the 1970's and it was good!

Planters peanuts, another pretty ad. I would have loved to attend a summer picnic in 1959.

Planters peanuts, another pretty ad. I would have loved to attend a summer picnic in 1959.

Girls' haircuts back then were a bit frightening. I used to drink Carnation instant breakfast drinks before I become allergic to milk. They were always yummy.

Girls' haircuts back then were a bit frightening. I used to drink Carnation instant breakfast drinks before I become allergic to milk. They were always yummy.

Mixed drinks with Canada Dry products were hugely popular in these days

Mixed drinks with Canada Dry products were hugely popular in these days

Interesting Post cereal ad.

Interesting Post cereal ad.

Howard Johnson's was a chain of motels and restaurants in the USA, and they were extremely popular back then. Their restaurants served their own delicious ice creams in 28 flavors. If I had a time machine, I'd love to visit one.

Howard Johnson's was a chain of motels and restaurants in the USA, and they were extremely popular back then. Their restaurants served their own delicious ice creams in 28 flavors. If I had a time machine, I'd love to visit one.

Had I been a housewife in 1959, my family would have had pound cake every night of the week too.

Had I been a housewife in 1959, my family would have had pound cake every night of the week too.

Anyone else love a big glass of chilled orange juice? This makes it look so delicious.

Anyone else love a big glass of chilled orange juice? This makes it look so delicious.

Here are some advertisements for kitchen equipment!

Hotpoint still makes stoves and ovens. We have one, although it's not wonderfully retro like these.

Hotpoint still makes stoves and ovens. We have one, although it's not wonderfully retro like these.

Like the previous ad, this also has a built-in rotisserie. $149 starting price for all this!

Like the previous ad, this also has a built-in rotisserie. $149 starting price for all this!

One of only a couple ads not in color, but still includes full of information about their products. No guessing games in 1959.

One of only a couple ads not in color, but still includes full of information about their products. No guessing games in 1959.

This one I just like personally because I kind of want an old school percolator. My grandmother used to have one that she used up until about ten years ago.

This one I just like personally because I kind of want an old school percolator. My grandmother used to have one that she used up until about ten years ago.

Which of these advertisements are your favorite?

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Comments (5)

  • Ah, they're terrible. Share more!

      6 months ago
  • Ummm, them double ovens look like the ones currently in my kitchen...

      6 months ago
    • Do you have vintage ones or are they new?

        6 months ago
    • Original to the house, late 70s, huge double ovens, built into wall, if they ever die i am in trouble! (Would have to reconfigure kitchen ☚ī¸)

        6 months ago
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