I have an old book that I bought at a thrift store a few years ago. It is filled with original Life Magazines from 1938. It isn't in very good shape. A lot of the pages are torn, but it only cost twenty-five cents, so I grabbed it.
It was just sitting on a shelf and not being appreciated. So I cut out some of the ads and framed them.
I love Coke memorabilia.
I think this is an ad for Coke and International Trucks - two ads in one! I love the yellow - it just pops right out at you.
I hung these two Coke ones up in my dining room.
Here are a few of the other ads I cut from the book.
I thought this might be cute hung in a baby's room :o)
Apparently, RC Cola held a weekly contest back in the 1930s.
Some ads were funny - the Colgate ad about bad breath and
the Fels-Naptha Soap ad.
This isn't the first time I've framed ads or pictures from books.
I write stories for kids. These are pages from old children's books. The books were in very bad condition. I would never cut pages out of a good book! I think these would look nice hung up in a young child's room.
Have you ever framed magazine or book art?
If not, keep an eye out for old books or magazines.
Try it - I think you will like it.