Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sepia Saturday 118 - Going Out

This week's Sepia Saturday theme of Going Out had me baffled for a short while. I knew I had pictures of people dressed for an occasion, but the big question was where. As I leafed through some 1940's editions of Picturegoer magazine, I came across this vintage advertisement for Henry C.Miner's Liquid Make Up, featuring 2 people obviously going out somewhere. Click on the image to enlarge ... the text makes for an amusing read.

Vintage advertisement for Miner's Liquid Make Up, Picturegoer magazine, c.1941

    

13 comments:

  1. How funny! If a ‘good-natured smile’from a passing stranger is a threat to your make-up staying put, you’d have real problems!

    BTW, I’m not sure if you are aware that you still have word verifcation switched on. There’s a general rebellion to do away with it as it’s become very complicated and seems to be putting people off commenting. I got rid of my mine a couple of weeks ago and it’s been fine. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, and the hint re: word verification.

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  2. So even in those days beauty came out of a bottle. Good fun.

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  3. ha ha. That is some POWERFUL liquid. Thanks for the smile!

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  4. Wow where can I buy one of those miracle bottles?
    Nancy

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  5. The ending of that ad is funny ... try it, buy it, you'll love it. Ha! And, put it on your neck, arms and back (that will keep you needing to stock up on refills. This was really neat, especially as the lady is a free spirit, wearing her pants as her date wears a kilt.

    Thanks for sharing, I'm cracking up.

    Kathy M.

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  6. I wish my makeup would hold through wartime. Good stuff!

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  7. What a funny ad - I've never heard of putting makeup on your arms and back. I suppose Miner's Liquid Makeup could be considered an early form of self-tanning lotion.

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  8. I love it (the ad)! It reminds me that I have to catch up with Mad Men soon ...

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  9. What really cool ads, I just have to laugh at some of the things they thought of back then....!

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  10. Girls in trousers, men in skirts - the shape of things to come.

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  11. Wow, it even stays matt during blitzes!!

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  12. I am wondering if both the guard/escort and woman used it....a great photo ad for sure.

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