~ Ford Mustang, 1966"Step out of this one in the parking lot and the whole supermarket recognizes you as a girl who’s as smart as she is pretty."

~ Ford Mustang, 1966

"Step out of this one in the parking lot and the whole supermarket recognizes you as a girl who’s as smart as she is pretty."

(Source: flickr.com)

~ Cadillac, 1955via Vintage Ads LiveJournal"In fact, owners freely admit that the car acts as a wonderful tonic for their spirit and outlook and disposition."

~ Cadillac, 1955
via Vintage Ads LiveJournal

"In fact, owners freely admit that the car acts as a wonderful tonic for their spirit and outlook and disposition."

~ Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, c. 1910-1912
dandyads:

Cycle Trades of America, 1920

"Make your trips to and from work a pleasure instead of a mean ride on a crowded car. Ride a bicycle."

dandyads:

Cycle Trades of America, 1920

"Make your trips to and from work a pleasure instead of a mean ride on a crowded car. Ride a bicycle."

~ Good Housekeeping, 1917via HathiTrust Digital Library"Unmindful of pedals or levers, attention undiverted, at a mile an hour on high gear you smoothly weave your way - in your Haynes!”

~ Good Housekeeping, 1917
via HathiTrust Digital Library

"Unmindful of pedals or levers, attention undiverted, at a mile an hour on high gear you smoothly weave your way - in your Haynes!

~ Aeronautics magazine, December 1910via Internet Archive"Any one can build an Aeroplane from our Blue Prints."

~ Aeronautics magazine, December 1910
via Internet Archive

"Any one can build an Aeroplane from our Blue Prints."

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, Ed., 1893"The only boarding stable for Bicycles in Boston"Note: I love the way it takes human ideas and language a while to catch up to new technology. This is an ad for a “boarding stable” ( historically a place to leave your horses) for bicycles where you can “put your wheel up at the Inn” and it can be “cleaned and cared for” while you do your business in town.

Personally I like to imagine all the bicycles having tea while they wait, but I’m weird that way….

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, Ed., 1893

"The only boarding stable for Bicycles in Boston"

Note: I love the way it takes human ideas and language a while to catch up to new technology. This is an ad for a “boarding stable” ( historically a place to leave your horses) for bicycles where you can “put your wheel up at the Inn” and it can be “cleaned and cared for” while you do your business in town.

Personally I like to imagine all the bicycles having tea while they wait, but I’m weird that way….

calumet412:

~ Chicago Tribune, 1899"I must confess that I am  not an advocate of the use of the bicycle among women, when viewed from a morality phase."

calumet412:

~ Chicago Tribune, 1899

"I must confess that I am not an advocate of the use of the bicycle among women, when viewed from a morality phase."

(Source: calumet412)

~ Aeronautics magazine, August 1910"It’s a combined Helicopter, Parachute, Gyroscope, FLY-wheel, Monoplane"For those of you wondering just how this wonderful CHPGFM works, here is some more information from the June 1911 issue of the same magazine:See? It’s simple. And all you need are “abnormally favorable conditions”.

~ Aeronautics magazine, August 1910

"It’s a combined Helicopter, Parachute, Gyroscope, FLY-wheel, Monoplane"

For those of you wondering just how this wonderful CHPGFM works, here is some more information from the June 1911 issue of the same magazine:



See? It’s simple. And all you need are “abnormally favorable conditions”.

~ Aetna Insurance, 1930via Vintage Ads LiveJournal(click to enlarge)"Some day traffic officers will have nothing more to mind than their own knitting!"

~ Aetna Insurance, 1930
via Vintage Ads LiveJournal
(click to enlarge)

"Some day traffic officers will have nothing more to mind than their own knitting!"

~ The County Gentleman and Land & Water, July 1915via Internet Archive"In these days of nervous strain the soothing influence of motoring in a Daimler with the silent Sleeve Valve Engine, is appreciated at its proper worth. … Arrangements for delivery after the War can now be made."

~ The County Gentleman and Land & Water, July 1915
via Internet Archive

"In these days of nervous strain the soothing influence of motoring in a Daimler with the silent Sleeve Valve Engine, is appreciated at its proper worth. … Arrangements for delivery after the War can now be made."

~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library

~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library

~ Scientific American magazine, 1898Vintage Ads LiveJournal"To run a motor carriage costs about 1/2 cent a mile."

~ Scientific American magazine, 1898
Vintage Ads LiveJournal

"To run a motor carriage costs about 1/2 cent a mile."

~ Graham Electrical Autohorn, February 1921via Grace’s Guide"The Motor Horn Which Warns But Does Not Worry"

~ Graham Electrical Autohorn, February 1921
via Grace’s Guide

"The Motor Horn Which Warns But Does Not Worry"

treselegant:

Bow Bells, 1866

treselegant:

Bow Bells, 1866