Food – MEAT Ads from 1940s-50s, via the American Meat Institute.

 

This is one of the best pre-Mad Men ad campaigns. “This is a symbol of man’s desire…”

This is one of the best pre-Mad Men ad campaigns. "This is a symbol of man's desire..."

Subtext: YOU’RE WRONG IN NOT LIKING IT.

Subtext: YOU'RE WRONG IN NOT LIKING IT.

Nice touch, those red nails, baby.

Nice touch, those red nails, baby.

MEAT and a HACKSAW. Questions?

MEAT and a HACKSAW. Questions?


 

 Considering the era, this campaign really did feature some superb photography.

 

Considering the era, this campaign really did feature some superb photography.

 

Great copy in the campaign, too.

Great copy in the campaign, too.

 

“Polish the bone.” POLISH IT.

"Polish the bone." POLISH IT.

 

B.A.C.O.N.

B.A.C.O.N.

 

FILL IT UP.

FILL IT UP.

 

New Yorker. American. Hero. William Bendix.

New Yorker. American. Hero. William Bendix.

 

Enjoy this “Canned Meat Show”

Enjoy this "Canned Meat Show"

 

PORK BUTT.

PORK BUTT.

 

“…with the country calling for more and more MEAT…”

"...with the country calling for more and more MEAT..."

 

14. “…your body asks for, and must have.”

"...your body asks for, and must have."

 

“Meat and a dash of spice”—yep that’s all that’s in franks.

"Meat and a dash of spice"—yep that's all that's in franks.

 

Santa’s wiener is a little too close to that X-Mas ham.

Santa's wiener is a little too close to that X-Mas ham.

 

‘MERICA.

'MERICA.

 

Never mind cooking it, I’ll eat it raw.

Never mind cooking it, I'll eat it raw.

 

BONUS AD IMAGE: “trained, firm muscles…”

BONUS AD IMAGE: "trained, firm muscles..."

 

All ads via the amazing Vintage Advertising Pool on Flickr.

 

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