Jello Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

These ads are listed in chronological order with the oldest ads first.


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Full color 9" x 12" ad with Kate Smith for their Pudding and Gelatins. This All-American singer is standing in a kitchen clad in a dark outfit and the table in front of her spread with quite a variety of tasty dishes made with Jell-O. The headline says "'Now I'm in my glory!' says Kate Smith...'Singing the praises of Jell-O and Jell-O Puddings!'". The boxes in the picture contains "6 of my pet Jell-O tricks", "8 Grand Jell-O pudding ideas" as well as recipes for a Cucumber Tang Salad and a Strawberry Festival Mold. The ad also gives the seven flavors available for Jell-O and the three flavors available for the Pudding as well as mentioning the Kate Smith Hour and the times it was available.
October 1942
Better Homes & Gardens
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$8.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for Jell-O Puddings. The ad has a photo of a very young Kate Smith and a larger photo of a table set with three different deserts made with Jell-O. The ad contains information on creating desserts with Two slices of bananas, a maraschino cherry and Butterscotch Pudding, Vanilla Pudding with a spoonful of bright jelly and a Quick Party Pie. The headline is "'I remember, I remember-' says Kate Smith" and the text claims to be her memories of treats made by her Grandmother for her when she was a child. While mentioning the three flavors available at this time, Vanilla, Chocolate and Butterscotch, it also manages to mention her The Kate Smith Hour that was broadcast on the Columbia Network every Sunday.
February 12, 1945
Life magazine
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$8.00
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Full color 10" x 13" ad for their Six Delicious Flavors of Gelatin Dessert and some of the things you can make with them. The ad has several different pictures of enticing desserts and recipes for a Peacharoon Dessert, a Pineapple-Lime Parfait and for Jell-O Sailboats. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 1950
McCall's
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$8.00
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Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad for their Puddings and Pie Fillings and how you can use them to make Red Letter Desserts. The headline in this ad urges you to "Let your Springtime Menus blossom out..." and gives three recipes, each using a different flavor of Jell-O. The top one is a Chocolate Party Pudding which is suggested for the next time that you want a party dessert. Next we have a Butterscotch Jewel Parfait which seems to offer uniquely contrasting flavors. Last we have the Easter Sunday Pie which is called "Richer than chiffon. Lighter than the usual coconut cream."
March 1951
Farm Journal
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Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Puddings and Pie Fillings for Red Letter Desserts. In case your family is demanding something new to try, this ad is here to save the day. Pictured and with recipes are a Scotch 'n Chocolate Pie, a Lemon Fluff Pudding and a Chocolate Pudding Frou-Frou. By making these simple recipes with the easy-to-follow directions the text claims that "You can't miss with the knee-pants set (or with their elders, either).".
April 1951
Good Housekeeping
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$8.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Pudding and Pie Fillings. At the top of the page is a picture of a Lemon Pie with a few slices missing from it and the headline that says "Brand new! For lemon pies that taste homemade!". Below this are three other desserts with the headline "Grand too! For scrumptious puddings and pies!". Shown, along with instructions for preparation, are a Chocolate Macaroon Pudding, a Vanilla Cranberry Treat and a Butterscotch Cream Pie. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1951
Woman's Home Companion
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$8.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Six Delicious Flavors of Gelatin. There is a picture of a man sitting at the kitchen table with bowls, spoons, eggs and the mixer around him while he ponders the Cook Book in an attempt to find something tasty to surprise his wife and kids with. The text tells the readers, and him, that he should not waste his time finding something exotic but make an easy dessert of Jell-O which is bound to be a hit as well as being "an absolute cinch to make".
August 4, 1952
Life magazine
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Full color Two-Page 12" x 13" ad for some of the Jello-O Salads you can make for your family's meals. The one page has a picture of a table set with six different kinds of salads, each with a number next to it. On the other page the headline says that "Now's the time for Jell-O Salads!" and listed below it are the instructions for all six. In order it shows a Jellied Potato Salad, a Carrot and Apple Salad, a Vegetable Salad Mold, a Peach and Cheese Salad, an Emerald Macedoine Salad and a Jell-O Cabbage Relish. These pages are larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 15, 1952
Life magazine
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$8.00
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Full color 5" x 13" ad that gives the readers more ideas on what to do with the Six Delicious Flavors of Jell-O. There is a picture of a enticing Jell-O dish over a headline asking if you are "Looking for a Fancy dish you can make today - serve tomorrow". The text gives a recipe for a Tangy Cheese Aspic and describes how it will be available for you, day after day.
October 1952
McCall's
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Little cowboys raid the refrigerator October 20, 1952
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Six Delicious Flavors of Gelatin. The ad shows a picture of a tired little boy in a Scout uniform with a knapsack and holding a walking stick as he stands motionless in the kitchen door. His mother is at the counter and she turns to look and starts to prepare something to refresh her little man. The headline has the answer when it says that "Now's the time for Jell-O". The text promises that "There's hardly a better way to lift the spirits than with a delicious, healthful Jell-O gelatin dessert. Scout's honor!".
March 16, 1953
Life magazine
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$8.00
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Full color 10" x 14" ad for their Pudding and Pie Filling. There is a picture of a table spread with an orange tablecloth (male voice speaking here, there are no more than ten colors in the rainbow) and covered with a big bowl filled with chocolate Jell-O Pudding and Pie filling along with smaller bowls of cherries and other assorted toppings and three empty bowls waiting to be filled with the delicious creations of whoever gets there first. The headline asserts "Of course, there's a Difference in Chocolate Puddings!" and gives three statements about this fact.
May 4, 1953
Life magazine
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$8.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Pudding and Pie Filling. Pictured from a very low angle so it looks huge is a glass container filled with Chocolate Pudding made with Jello. The headline answers the unasked question, Of course, there's a difference in chocolate puddings!" and the text mentions three things that you should know before making your next chocolate pudding. There is a box of this product shown and it mentions that there were five flavors available.
February 22, 1954
Life magazine
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$8.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Pelican with his bill filled with servings of Jell-O. The ad headline has him saying "When I'm eating Jell-O, I wish I were a pelican." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 18, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 10" x 14" ad for their Six Delicious Flavors. There is a picture of a Peacock pushing a cart filled with bowl of Cherry Jell-O while holding glasses on a stick to it's face. The ad says "When I'm eating Jell-O I wish I were a peacock...because then everyone could see how proud I am to turn out such gay desserts for so little!".
March 1, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 10" x 14" ad for their Six Delicious Flavors with a reference from an Elephant. There is a picture that shows this elephant wagging his tail as he lifts the first of six plates of Jell-O to his mouth using his trunk. The text of the ad says "When I'm eating Jell-O I wish I were an elephant...because then I could eat my favorite dessert by the trunkful! (And Jell-O's so smooth and light, I'd never feel too full!)".
March 29, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a drawing of a Kangaroo eating from a plate of Jello while the young kangaroo sits in the pouch holding a bank book. The ad headline says that "When I'm eating Jell-O, I wish I were a kangaroo". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 12, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad shows a stuffed-animal looking Leopard sitting next to a bowl of red Jell-O with a contented look on his face. The ad headline says that "When I'm eating Jell-O I wish I were a leopard...because then everyone would see that Jell-O...delicius Jell-O...really hits the spot".
June 21, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a drawing of a large pink flamingo holding up a parfait glass full of Jello. The ad headline says that "When I'm eating Jell-O I wish I were a flamingo". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 19, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Polar Bear sitting on a small iceberg holding a plate in one hand while he licks the spoon from the last bites of Cherry Jello. The ad has the phrase "When I'm eating Jell-O, I wish I were a polar bear. Man, what a cool dessert!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 30, 1954
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Six Delicious Glavors of Gelatin from their Animals series. This ad shows a Seal clapping as plates of Jell-O come flying his way and the text begins "When I'm eating Jell-O, I wish I were a seal". It continues by saying "...because then I could flap my flippers for that wonderful, wonderful dessert! Jell-O! Jell-O!". It ends by saying that "Now's the time for Jell-O" and shows a platet of red Jell-O.
September 17, 1954
Collier's
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad from their Animals eating Jell-o series. There is a drawing of a giraffe being fed a large spoonful of Lime Jell-o with the headline "When I'm eating Jell-o I wish I were a giraffe" and the text finishes "...because Jell-o feels so good when it slides down your throat...and giraffes have longer throats for it to slide down!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 16, 1955
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing Little Miss Muffet tossing away her bowl of Curds and Whey. A spider dressed as a waiter has dropped down beside her with a bowl of Jell-O on a silver platter that seems much more interesting to the young lady. As the story is told "Said Little Miss Muffet on top of her tuffet, "Away with these curds and whey! Jell-O's mighty nutritious and far more delicious - Why I could eat Jell-O all day!".
August 15, 1955
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that gives another version of a Nursey Rhyme done to Jell-O. In this ad there is a picture of a harried but proud woman who is holding up a large platter of Cherry Jell-O as her son leaps by her with a spoonful of the Jell-O that he has taken from the top. The entire text of the ad is "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick - Jumping for Jell-o's a worth-while trick. The more you can eat, the stronger you'll be; You'll jump even higher - just try it and see!". October 17, 1955
Life magazine
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$9.00 View Jello 2
Old King Cole being served a "king sized" bowl of Jell-o Jan 9, 1956
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Imitation Grape Flavor Jell-O. The ad has a drawing of a baker putting the finishing touches on three tall bowls of Grape Jell-O. As an excited princess stands by clapping with glee he tops off the bowls with plump juicy grapes.. The ad text goes "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Make me some Jell-O as fast as you can. Pick a new flavor and mold it in shape---Black Raspberry, Black Cherry, or delicious new Grape". April 30, 1956
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad from their Nursery Rhyme series, this one having a different version as to what happened to Humpty Dumpty. In this ad we see Humpty Dumpty already starting to tumble from his perch on a stone wall as a maiden goes walking by with a huge platter of Red Jell-O. The text says that "Humpty Dumpty, sitting too high, Watched a maid eating Jell-O stoll by, It looked so delicious, he loved it so well, He reached down to taste some - and that's how he fell".
May 21, 1956
Life magazine
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$9.00
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Full color 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad for another Jell-o Salad you can make. The headline brags that "A Jell-o salad makes the meal" over a picture of a table filled with tasty treats while, front and center, is a Pineapple-Mint Salad. The text contains the recipe for this easy-to-make dessert in addition to other facts that make you want to use Jell-o when you prepare meals for you family.
June 1956
Good Housekeeping
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Full color 10" x 14" ad from their Nursery Rhyme series. This ad shows a cow, wearing a polka-dot dress and accompanied by a spoon, soaring over a fence and continuing toward a plate-sized moon heaped high with yellow Jell-O. The text begins with the familiar Hey diddle, diddle! The cat and the fiddle and ends by saying that The moon was all yellow and -yum-m-made of Jell-O, So the cow went back for a spoon. October 1, 1956
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that is another in their Nursery Rhyme series. This one has a cartoon king sitting at his table eating from a huge plate of green Jello while a group of blackbirds are gathering to watch. The ad has the "Sing a song of sixpence" rhyme with some new lyrics. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 11, 1957
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Black Cherry Gelatin. Pictured in the ad are two bowls containing products that have been made with this product. The headline says "Something old, Something new...to show you what you and Jell-O can do". The bowl in the rear is the regular Black Cherry but the one in the front is Black Cherry Bavarian. The text gives the simple yet tasty directions on how to make this dessert that will have your family asking for more.
Febuary 25, 1957
Life magazine
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$7.50
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Full color 10" x 14" ad from their Nursery Rhyme series talking about their three new flavors, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry and Grape. The ad has a drawing of a streetwise Black Sheep standing on top of three bags filled with wool as an old man with a green apron and golden keys attached to his waist enquires of him "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, have you any wool". The rhyme continues as we all know it until the last two lines when the sheep replies, refering to the waiter holding a platter with three bowls of Jell-O on his head while standing behind the old man, I'l trade them for Jell-O in the new flavors three- Deep, dark, delicious treats for deep, dark me!. April 15, 1957
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Chiffon Pie Filling. The ad has a close-up photo of three different flavors of Chiffon Pie made with Jello Chiffon Pie Filling. Shown are the familiar Strawberry and Lemon in addition to the new Chocolate. The ad headline touts "Jell-O Chiffon...new wonder of the dessert world. Now...Chocolate". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 11, 1958
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their newest flavor of Chiffon Pie, Chocolate. The ad has a picture of a lady holding up two plates of Chiffon Pie for your inspection. Closest to the camera is a piece of Chocolate Chiffon Pie and right behind it is a piece of the old favorite, Lemon Chiffon Pie. The ad headline states "What a glamorous way to end a meal - Jell-O Chiffon Pie" and the ad text mentions "...don't forget Jell-O Strawberry Chiffon Pie". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 20, 1958
Life magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a Christmas theme. The text has their version of a poem about the Ten Days of Christmas that features ten different flavors of Jello Pudding. The ad has a photo of a lady in a white dress sitting against a white background surrounded by white platters containing samples of each of these flavors. The ad headline informs that "it's National Merry Christmas to Everyone from Jell-O week!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 25, 1958
Life magazine
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$7.50
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Full color 10" x 13" ad showing some of the many things you can do with Jello.
May 26, 1959
Look magazine
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the easy dessert that can be used by wives with minimal cooking skills. There is a picture of a man who is sitting at the dinner table looking disappointedly at the very burned pieces of meat that occupy the plates in front of him. Behind him comes his wife with a HUGE plate of red Jello confident that it will appease her husband and give her more time to master those cookbooks. The ad headline tells us that "It's national Jell-O-is-A-Bride's-Best-Friend Week!" and the ad claims there are Ten different flavors to choose from.
June 8, 1959
Life magazine
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