A Step Back in Time

Earlier this week I came across a copy of the Star Weekly Magazine published back in 1951. I love that time period! I took some photos of some of the ads from years ago and decided to share them. I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. We don’t see ads like these anymore, do we? Keep in mind the magazine’s been folded up for sixty years and so the quality of the photos is not great.

The Cover of Star Weekly--August 1951

Campbell's Soup Mmm mmm Good!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Wow! It’s amazing to see those ads. So different from today. Wholesome.

  2. I love those old ads. Thanks for sharing. How lucky were you to find the magazine.

  3. Torry

     /  March 25, 2011

    Really neat! That’s the year I was born!

  4. Thanks for sharing, Laura. The imagines, particular the Soup for Lunch, remind me of the illustrations in the Dick and Jane elementary books.

    These are great references for a story set in that time.

  5. Thanks for the memories, Laura…we used to get Star Weekly when I first moved to Canada in 1969. Love vintage ads too!


  6. Here we are three generations or so later. Technology and attitude have changed more than anything else. Blessings to you, Laura…

  7. Brings back memories. Can’t remember how many times we had tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. The photos were wonderful.

  8. Melanie

     /  March 25, 2011

    Hey, the Campbell Soup labels look pretty much the same as they do now lol. I guess some things never change!

    Cool ads, they’d look neat framed and hung on a wall.

  9. Glad you all enjoyed the photos. I love the colours they used back then.Makes me feel all nostalgic and I wasn’t even born then..LOL


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