Swift's Food 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 ad listed first.


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Full color 7 1/4" x 11 1/4" ad for their Premium Hams and Bacons. The ad, under the headline that says "Mild Savor...unmistakably Premium" has a picture of a table set with blue and white china and the big platter filled with "Rounds of English muffin - white and gold of poached Brookfield Eggs - Hollandaise - and, crowning touch, criss-cross slices of Premium Bacon".
March 1930
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$9.00
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Swift 3

Full color 10" x 12" ad for their Premium Bacon. The ad headline claims that "Swift's Premium gets the landslide vote!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 23, 1940
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Other Food 3

Full color 5" x 13 1/2" ad for their Prem with a recipe for a Macaroni Casserole which can be ready in 25 minutes. This small rectangular can contains a product of various items that are "Sugar-Cured for extra flavor" and was perfect for fast meals during wartime.
October 26, 1942
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Swift 10

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" wartime ad for their Premium Ham. The ad has a drawing of a young boy eating ham at the dinner table while his dog sits begging for table scraps. The boy is saying to his dog "Not a chance, Tippy. Swell ham like this is scarce!". The ad mentions how this product is Brown-Sugar Cured and may be hard to get since so much of it is going overseas to our soldiers. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 1945
McCall's
1
$8.00
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Swift 2

Full color 10" x 14" ad that introduces the Swift's Meats for Babies and Meats for Juniors. The ad starts off with the introduction "Mothers! Here's an important new development in infant feeding". There is a picture of a mother holding a happy young child and, in a yellow or orange headline, it says "At last, body-building MEATS are specially prepared - strained for young babies, diced for older babies - ready to heat and serve". There is a picture of each of the two foods and more information about each. It also says that they were offering 6 strained and 6 diced meats: Beef, Veal, Lamb, Liver, Pork and (believe it or not) Heart.
March 24, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Swift's 11

Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad for their Premium Franks. The ad has a drawing of a small town on a summer day with a marching band parading down the street past crowds of cheering people. The ad headline identifies "Great American Customs - Holiday Parades...and Holiday Picnics with Swift's Premium Franks!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Swift's 1
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Brookfield Dairy Foods. The ad has a picture of a sandwich that has the top piece of bread raised so the slices of Pasteurized Process Cheese Food are visible. The ad headline tries to encourage you to "Top it with Swift's Brookfield Cheese Food for the swellest snack this side of midnight". Shown at the bottom of the ad are seven tempting varieties of their Pasteurized Process Cheese Spreads. These include Old York, Cheese and Bacon, Olive Pimiento, Bleu, Pimiento, Relish and Pineapple. 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
1
$8.00
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Swift's 4

Full color 10" x 13" ad for their Shortening. The headline in the center of the ad claims "Praises, praises, everywhere for 'that wonderful mix you can use in 99 different dishes!'". Surrounding these words are pictures of a variety of treats with a sample recipe for Chocolate Sirup Dumplings. The ad has directions for how to mix this product and has a coupon to send in to receive new recipes. 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
1
$8.00
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Swift 5

Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Meats for Babies. There is a picture of a baby who looks like he is practicing a martial arts move and the headline says "Nothing builds baby like meat...so feed it to 'em daily!". Pictured in the ad is an opened can of one of their varieties with a spoon and a container while the caption mentions seven varieties to choose from: Beef, Lamb, Veal, Pork, Liver, Heart and Liver-and-bacon. Not a lot of flavors to brag about later but your child would surely get his or her ration of iron. The text explains the value of meat over other forms of baby foods and claims meat is 5 times richer in protein than the usual babies' meat "soups". It even claims to be better than mother's milk, ounce for ounce. It claims to be specially formulated so that babies can start eating in as early as three weeks.
August 1953
Good Housekeeping
0
$8.00
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Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Swift's Premium Bacon. Cooked bacon is arranged in a display with four rows horizontal and three rows vertical so that they frame the words "Fresh from the smokehouse! Tender slices slow-smoked the old-fashioned way. Swift's Premium".
June 1956
Good Housekeeping
1
$7.50
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Swift 6

Full color 10" x 14" ad for their Swift's Premium Chicken that is being "featured this month in good eating places everywhere!". Under a picture of a happy couple sharing an intimate dinner of Fried Chicken is the headline "Eating out gives life a lift! (a great way to your gal's heart)". The text talks about how a meal away from home is sure to make someonw happy and claims that the tender-grown chicken served in restaurants is the same tender-grown chicken you can pick up in your grocery store when you pick up products with the Swift label. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not visible in the scanned view.
February 18, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Swift 7

Full color 9" x 13" ad for their Premium Ham. There are a series of pictures that show different people eating out at places that vary from a formal restaurant to a drive-in. Each person, young or old, seems to be enjoying the food offered to them and the headline says that "Eating out gives life a lift!". The text assures you that "fine eating places everywhere" will be serving Swift's Premium Ham to make sure that you get the best possible meal. It goes on to talk about the reasons that the ham that Swift's offers is so good and promises that "Good eating places put quality first...so does Swift!"
October 3, 1960
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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