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35+ Revolutionary Retro Print Advertisement from early 1920’s

Everything vintage seems to worth more these days which makes collecting Print vintage advertisement a very lucrative hobby. Advertisement has gone to ubiquitous presence today from small printed victorian trade cards in early 1870s to Big and bold colors and eye-catching graphics on huge billboards.

Aside from collecting a piece of history, you may also enjoy the rewarding returns of acquiring Retro vintage ads, posters and signs. There is actually money to be made from collecting vintage ads and collectors even compare their pieces to a collection of fine art. Being big fan of retro and vintage advertisements I have collected 35+ Revolutionary Retro Print Advertisement from early 1920’s in USA for your inspiration,which will really amaze and inspire you. All showcased artwork’s are collected from Plan59, Hope they will inspire and please you –  Enjoy

Best Retro / Vintage Print Ads from early 1920’s

Service station calendar for November 1954

Service station calendar for November 1954

All big decoration and furniture brand like IKea and selling Vintage framed adverts for just few Pounds, you can have a truly unique piece of vintage advertising for your home or place of work. When framed and mounted, vintage adverts look fantastic! Either on your wall, a table, kitchen work top, bed side cabinet, office desk..

1960 Chrysler New Yorker in Formal Black

1960 Chrysler New Yorker in Formal Black

Diamond Crystal Salt, 1960

diamond salt

Owens-Illinois, 1957

Owens Illinois

So light they almost fly!

so light they almost fly

This is the Life | Pete Hawley, 1946

This is Life

Santa Fe Super Chief, 1948

santa fe super chief

Pepsi-Cola, 1957 | Joe de Mers (1910-1984)

Pepsi Cola 1957

I personally think that vintage print ads really take on a life of their own. being a collector You can pick up some nice wooden frames  or use them as desktop wallpapers and to be very frank theme retro adverts are used to create funny and interesting meme’s.

March 1952 Crown Gasoline calendar | David Lockhart

March 1952 Crown Gasoline calendar-lockhart



Glass Container Manufacturers Institute, 1955

Glass Container Manufacturers Institute

Corn Products Refining Co., 1946

Corn Products Refining

Bohn Aluminum & Brass, 1947

Bohn Aluminum

A point to remember about vintage print ads used in magazines on normal page or centre folds, is that there is print on both sides of the page. Putting a piece of Black backing card behind your vintage ads will stop the other side from showing through the pages.

Santa Fe Chief, 1947

santa fe super chief

Calvert Distillers, 1953

Calvert Distillers, 1953

The Joy of Good Eating, 1952

The Joy of Good Eating

Mother, I love you

Mother I love you

Vel and the Volcano

Vel and the Volcano

Apple Kids, c. 1950s

Apple Kids

Antonio Escandell Oranges, c. 1940s

antonio escandell oranges

Franco-American, 1954

Sharon Steel, 1960: The living is easy-est with STAINLESS STEEL

Sharon Steel, 1960: The living is easy-est with STAINLESS STEEL

Martians demand “IFIC”

Martins Demand

Boyhood Grapefruit, c. 1920s

boyhood brand

Meet the first Futuramic Station Wagon | 1949 Oldsmobile

Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, 1944

Nash Kelvinator

Industry moves on Timken Roller Bearings (1946)

Industry moves

1936 Fifth Avenue

1936 Fifth Avenue

Brakes Like a Woman

1955 Cadillac


National Paint and Varnish, 1949

national paint

1940 Packard Super-8 One-Sixty Touring Sedan


1958 Pontiac Bonneville


Bread’s better ’cause it’s fresher in Cellophane (1954)

Bread's Better

National Restaurant Association, May 1957

National Restaurant Association

Retro Vintage print ads would add a nice touch to any home or work place and make ideal gifts, suitable for all sorts of occasions.

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