1942 Ads - Coca-Cola COKE - 'WWII U.S. Service Women' / NASH-Kelvinator - 'Fighter Plane' (on reverse)

These are genuine original magazine advertisements from a 1942 issue of National Geographic.

The dated, 1940s Coca-Cola ad features an illustration of a pair of pretty American military women. A blonde is enjoying a glass at the soda fountain counter while a striking redhead is pulling on her black leather gloves. The shapely servicewomen are in the female form-fitting blue uniform of what appears to be a medical corps. Also included is an inset assurance of Coca-Cola quality, "In war as in peace", with the Sprite Boy advertising mascot.

Or if one prefers, the reverse depicts an artist-signed (Kurka) illustrated, full-colour ad for the Nash - Kelvinator Corporation. There is a dramatic picture of a U.S. Navy Corsair climbing above the clouds toward a bright sun - "Up Where Man Has Never Fought Before". The ad copy features some typical, Second World War hyperbole; the airplanes with "Nash-built engines will blaze a road to victory" and are "designed to outclimb, overtake and outfight any known Nazi or Jap in the sky!". There is more stirring stuff about the war effort and it's triumphant aftermath (including the manufacture and selling of automobiles and refrigerators) - a prescient time capsule!

The vintage ad measures 10" x 6 3/4" (approx.). This back cover advertisement is printed on glossy card stock with little of the attendant signs of age and wear (i.e. creased corner). This World War II, Forties-era print ad is in very good condition and is eminently suitable for framing.

Item ID: 17029-2


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