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May 26

WWII – Pennsylvania Railroad Troop Train Ad

World War II Pennsylvania Railroad Troop Train Ad. These boys know what it means - the troop train is approaching the troop ships.→ Read more

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Apr 16

WWII Pennsylvania Railroad Ad

As you would seed him on a scale, he would weigh 180s pounds of of bone, muscle and fighting energy–a fine specimen of American manhood. But on the scales of the Army — and the Railroads–his “fighting weight” is …8 tons.→ Read more

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Jan 11

GoodYear The Greatest Name In Rubber

You’re holding up a million-dollar bomber . . . try SYNTHETIC RUBBER

For months a great airplane company had been working night and day to get into production on a new bomber wanted by the Army.  Millions had been invested in tools and jigs. But now the first models were developing a “bug” that threatened to hold up military acceptance.

The trouble was in the gaskets and valve packing of the hydraulic control system that operates the wing flaps, bomb doors and landing gear. These fittings  were not oil-tight. they didn’t hold the pressure, controls didn’t respond properly. After a dozen different types of gaskets proved no better, the airplane manufacturer hit the ceiling.

As a result a rush order came to Goodyear for a trial set of  gaskets made from our oil-resistant synthetic rubber Chemigum. They were molded and shipped in four days, and proved so satisfactory that we received order for more than one hundred different sizes of gaskets and packing required in the control system.

That was back in 1940. Today this great bomber is making a magnificent record on all fronts. Its hydraulic controls are standing up, thanks to the oil-impermeability of Chemigum.

Resistance to the disintegrating action of oil and solvents is only one of the many superiorities of Chemigum over natural rubber. It withstands abrasion better and does not become brittle at low temperatures. Today Chemigum production is being vastly multiplied to supply military needs – but the day is not too far off when there will be a surplus to give you tires and other “rubber” necessities of excellent quality at reasonable cost.

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Jan 04

World War II Bell Telephone Ad

World War II Bell Telephone ad asking the public to take care and consideration when placing long distance calls.→ Read more

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Nov 23

World War 2 Armor and Rations Ad: The 5-in-1 Ration

Men in tanks must eat quickly and well

Actual meat meals from the new 5-in-1 Ration carried by U.S. Armored Forces operation in enemy territory

When U.S. tanks smash their way through enemy lines our men are often in the thick of fighting for days at a team. That’s when food is a No. 1 munition — when time is lost preparing meals can turn victory to defeat.

Yet, even during active fighting, U.S. soldiers get three well-ballanbded meals, their round of nourishing meat per man per day– through this new 5-in-1 ration. Developed by U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps for mechanized units, landing parties, all mobile operations — this ration is mainly composed of canned and dehydrated foods.

Armour and Company, largest product of canned meats in America, is supplying millions of tins of meat for Army rations. And Armour, with the other packers, is also providing millions of pounds of fresh meat and air products every day for America’s war needs.

3 Hearty Meals for 5 Men

This new 5-in-1 ration in a single package feeds five men for one day. It’s a nutritious, well-balanced, amazingly compact ration. Three different units give variety in menus–provide each man 4200 calories daily.

Unit 2 (meals shown above) contains: Canned bacon, roast beef, meat and vegetable stew…canned milk…biscuits… army spread 9preserved butter)…soluble coffee…lemon juice powder…sugar, salt…hard candy…cigarettes.

For finest quality and flavor ask for Armour’s Branded Products Star Canned Meats – Star Ham and Bacon, Star Beef, Veal and Lamb – Star Sausage – Coverbloom Poultry and Dairy Products

Armour and Company


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Nov 19

WE’VE ENLISTED – Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade WWII Ad


We Macy balloons have always stood for peace and plenty of fun for all. We were a weaving and bobbing symbol of democracy at play. We figured in a parade devoted to laughter and shenanigans. Fear never marched in our ranks. there wasn’t a goosestep or a gun in the whole shebang. The  2,000,000 people who came to enjoy the show were peace lovers too. But now we’ve a war to win and we’ve enlisted, to help make the world safe for future parades full of merriment and good will.

We are turning ourselves over, body and soul,  with no strings attached, to the New York City Salvage Committee. Destined for the rubber scrap pile, we will perhaps find our way into tires for tanks, or maybe life rafts. Wherever we’re most needed, we’ll be glad to serve our country– though we can’t help wishing we could float over Hirohito’s palatial shack, and frighten him out of his kimono. We’d like to act as a barrage balloons, around New York or London. But it’s up to the armed forces. What they say goes, And whatever assignment we draw, we’ll swell with prid (helium or no helium) knowing that we’re going to help deflate Hitler and his chums.

Our public, though disappointed that the parade will not parade, will be glad that Macy’s has donated us to the war effort. The helium that used to inflate us will be saved, also the metal cylinders in wich it came. The tires and gas, too,, that maneuvered the numerous trucks and floats down Broadway, weill be spared for more important jobs. And we know you’ll agree it is wise not to attract a crowd of 2,000,000 people in time when New York’s Finest are needed to guard warehouses and docks.

So we’re wish you a fine dinner, and as we go join up, we’ll be looking forward to that glorious thanksgiving Day when our descendants will parade down Central Park West and Broadway, while millions cheer. Boy! with that be a Thanksgiving!

P.S.  Our famous mechanical windows, designed by r\Russell Patterson, will perform as usual starggin on Thanksgiving Day  at 9 A.M. This year the show’s called “THE FUNNY PAGE PARADE.” and you’ll recognize lots of  your closest friends in the 26 floats.


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Sep 19

Relying upon Winchester is an Old American Custom: WWII Winchester Rifle Ad

WWII Winchester M1 Carbine Rifle Ad: Down from the skies come U.S. Paratroops. A new American fighting force in this war, it is natural they should need a new firearm.→ Read more

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Aug 08

Lockheed P-38 Ad – Be proud, America

Be Proud, America - Lockheed P-38 Ad: Be proud of your flying warriors, America! They're fighting... as have Americans of every generation... for the freedom of man.→ Read more

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Jul 07

WW2 Camel Cigarette Ad July 1944

“Just like a taste of home”

When you’re thousands of miles from home…on a shell-racked tropic isle…or high on a rocky ridge…

How precious, then, is that “taste of home”… how comforting the rich aroma and full flavor of a slow-burning, cool-smoking Camel…the cigarette that is the first choice with men in all the services.

That is why Camels are packed to go round the world… to stay fresh for months at a time and deliver to our fighting men that full, fresh Camel flavor and mellow extra mildness… a “tates of home” wherever they may be.

What’s more: The Camel pack keeps your Camesl fresh and full-flavored, too-preserving for you the extra goodness of Camel’s matchless blend of costlier tobaccos.

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Jul 02

Cadillac P-40 Magazine Ad, May 1944

Stalkers of Hidden Devilfish: In the vanguard of the fighter craft that track the U-boat down are the fighter planes powered byt the Allison - America's first and foremost liquid-cooled aircraft engine.→ Read more

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