Socks & Hosiery 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.


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Artcraft
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Stockings of Elegance. There is a picture of an attractive woman sitting on a stool surrounded by an assortment of hatboxes as she holds one hat in her hand. The headline has her saying "I'm going to tell my husband I'm in love with another man" and the text begins the woeful story about her being taken for granted. Her husband had no time for her, he was always too busy with his job. She began wearing Artcraft Hosiery and he started paying more attention to her and began being more like the man he was at the beginning of their relationship. If the number of hatboxes around her is any indication I think he will have to continue concentrating on his job to pay for everything.
April 1947
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Socks 20

Beauty Mist
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Seamless Stockings. The ad has a picture that shows a wall covered with framed paintings and the one in the middle has a title of Beauty Mist and, against a blue background, you can see a pair of attractive woman's legs wrapped in stockings. These legs extend beyond the frame and toward the reader's eyes and the frame has an award ribbon on it calling them "the best seamless stockings you can buy for $1.00". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1964
Seventeen magazine
0
$7.50
View Socks 10

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Berkshire
Black and white 5 1/4" x 13" ad for the Berkshire Stockings. The ad has a picture of a lady wearing a white dress holding a pair of these stockings in her hand with a look of satisfaction on her face. The ad headline warns that you'd "Better Wear Berkshire". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 30, 1945
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Socks 6

Berkshire
Full color 10" x 14" ad for their 51 gauge nylons. There is a picture of a lady wearing a blue dress with black lines sitting on a chair with her ankles crossed in front of her displaying how nice legs can look when adorned with these nylons. The text claims they are "tri-sized and full fashioned for flawless fit and lasting loveliness". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 2, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Socks 15

Berkshire
Full color 10" x 14" ad for their 51 gauge Nylons. There is a picture of an attractive lady standing demurely next to a chair that has a fur draped casually in it. This lady is dressed in a dark dress with dark shoes and jewelry, all courtesy of Neiman-Marcus, and the text describes the Nylons from Berkshire as "sheer...sheer...and lastingly lovely, tri-sized and full-fashioned to fit your legs flawlessly".
December 16, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Footwear Socks 18

Berkshire
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their sheer sheer stockings for ladies. The ad has a photo of a lady in a red dress who is wearing Pretty Taupe stockings. The ad headline claims that "This is the year of the pretty leg". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 26, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Socks / Hosiery 1

Bonnie Doon
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad with a picture of a lady wearing one Mosaic sock. The ad headline claims that "Most girls swear by only one sock - Bonnie Doon" and the picture shows a lady, from the hips down, with a Bonnie Doon sock on her right leg which she is trying to wrap around her bare left leg. The ad mentions that these socks are available for only $3.00. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1964
Seventeen magazine
1
$7.50
View Socks 9

Esquire
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Men's Socks. The headline says that "Men like...the smart good looks..." under a picture of an attractive woman in profile "...and the fine construction" next to a picture of a smiling woman sitting in a green one-piece bathing suit "of Esquire Socks". Next to a man whose pant legs have been raised so that his socks are visible are the words "Ask for Esquire Socks, gentlemen - and you'll get: Extra-good looks" and "Extra-fine construction". It is claimed that they are pretested 5 ways and their price starts at 50 cents. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 3, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Socks 16

Esquire
Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad for their Ban-Lon Slip-Not 93 socks with visual proof of how they will not slip down. There is a picture of a boat floating alone in the middle of the ocean occupied with four men in ragged shirts and pants and looking very down. Despite the sorry appearance they present these men are wearing Esquire Socks which have stayed high on their legs, in spite of the tremendous tragedy. The headline say that these are "The socks that stay up. No matter what else goes down" and they come in 22 different colors and are guaranteed to stay up no matter what.
May 1970
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Socks 23

Gotham
Full color 10" x 13" ad for their Cheesecake '53 color of stockings. The ad has a very cute drawing of a lady just back from shopping who has dropped one of her boxes of stockings while picking up one of her French Poodles. The other French Poodle has grabbed a corner of the material that is in the box and has pulled it out, much to the lady's dismay. The ad headline calls this product "More exciting than ever!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 4, 1953
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Socks 2

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Hanes
Three color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Seamless Stockings. There is a drawing of a leering goat drawn in purple and the caption underneath claims that "She's irresistible in Hanes Seamless Stockings.".
April 11, 1960
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Socks 21

Hanes
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Runless Stockings. The ad has a cartoon-type drawing of a lady being driven in the lap of luxury around town in a gaudy car staffed with a cook and a navigator and every other type of hired help. The ad headline answers the question of how she was able to afford this kind of setup by saying that "She saved it all on sheerloc". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 19, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Socks 5

Hanes
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Seamless Stockings. There is a drawing of a large Oriental style building with a long garden with trimmed bushes and ornate settings in front of it. Standing obediently by is a gardener holding his rake while the lady of the house comes walking toward him holding two dogs on a leash while another man walks behind her holding an umbrella over her head. The caption, explaining the luxurious setting, says "she saved it all on sheerloc."
December 7, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Footwear Socks 22

Hanes
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12" ad for their Panty Hose. The ad has a picture of a leggy model who looks to be wearing nothing more that a pair of Hanes Panty Hose but you can't tell for sure because most of her upper body is hidden behind a banner that says Hanes. The ad text claims you can get "your favorite plain dress sheers in smooth smooth panty hose $3.00". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1964
Seventeen magazine
0
$7.50
View Socks 11

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Hanes
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Mystrece stockings. The ad has a picture of an attractive lady with dark hair holding a stack of books in front of her as one of her legs is extended while the other is kneeling on anther stack of books. If there was one less book in stack in front of her the ad would have had to be placed in Playboy but her assets are discretely covered. The text compares this product to dipping you legs in liquid chiffon and it calls the women who wear them "unforgettable, disarming and a not-so-quiet sensation". It also promises that "no run can grow past the nude heel and demi toe".
April 2, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Socks 17

Interwoven
Full color 10" x 14" ad for this important item of clothing for this special time in the world. The ad shows a colorful assortment of socks with the promise that "You can't beat Interwoven". There is an inset picture of less colorful socks with the caption saying "Also in Black and in White for the Navy". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
1942
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Socks 14

Inter Woven
Full color 9 1/4" x 13" ad for their University Series of Socks. The ad has a drawing of a football player carrying the ball past another player trying to tackle him and a large variety of colorful socks. The ad headline calls this "Good Foot Work". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 15, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Socks 3

Interwoven
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Socks in Tweed-type Orlon>. The picture shows a man sticking his foot out, clad in a sock by Interwoven, while two other styles of socks are draped over it. The text claims that they "feel like wool" and that "these handsome bulky socks are shrink resistant and quick-drying" and gives a price of $1.50
December 1958
Holiday
1
$7.50
View
Socks 24

Interwoven
Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad for their Mark II O.T.C. Socks. The ad has a picture of a man's legs from the knee down. The ad has him wearing a pair of burgandy socks, pulled up high, with a matching tie tied around his right leg. The ad claims that Whenever you wear a tie, your socks should come up over the calf. And stay there." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 1964
Esquire
1
$7.50
View Socks 4

Interwoven
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad for their Crew-Sader Socks designed for People Who Can't Stand Still. The ad has a picture of a man who has removed his shoes and is squatting on the ground displaying his Interwoven socks. Behind this picture we can see eight pair of different colors and the text claims that there are 60 colors to choose from, all made from soft-walking Orlon acrylic..
April 1968
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Socks 19

Miracle
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a coupon that allows you to receive Miracle Brand Stretch Nylons for $1.00 and an opening tab from Kotex. The ad has a picture of a Kotex box, a box that contains a Kotex belt, an opened box of Miracle nylons and a nylon that is being stretched by a pair of female hands. The ad has text that is devoted to the nylons and text that is devoted to Kotex. The ad describes the nylons as being 60 gauge - 15 Denier and having Full S-t-r-e-t-c-h - Top to Toe. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1955
Ladies Home Journal
1
$8.00
View Kotex / Miracle Nylons

Mojud
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Magic-Motion Stockings. The ad has a picture or a lady who is sitting down and has raised her left leg to run her hands along the stockings. The ad headline asks you to "Take the Action-Test and prove it to yourself!" that "...Mojud Magic-Motion stockings cling better...wear longer!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 5, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Hosiery 12

Phoenix
Black and white 5 1/4" x 13" ad for what is called "today's most flattering hosiery". The ad calls it the "most flattering in weave" and the "most flattering in sheerness and fit" and dates it's mastery to over half a century. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 28, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Hosiery 7

Supp-Hose
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12" ad that has basketball great Jerry Lucas advertising these socks. The ad has him holding a basketball in one hand while his left leg is perched on a stool so the pant leg is pulled up high enough to make the sock visible. The ad headline simply says "Jerry Lucas wears Supp-Hose Socks". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 16, 1965
Look magazine
1
$8.00
View Supp-Hose / Lucas

Van Raalte
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their Nylons in a variety of colors. The ad has a picture of an attractive lady sitting in a red and white striped gown and wearing Van Raalte Nylons on her long and statuesque legs. She has placed a finger from her right hand on her forehead and has closed her eyes in concentration as she holds a Crystal Ball in her left. The ad text says "Forecast colors in the nicest of nylons" and lists, with descriptions, the colors available as being Tea Leaf, Sandstone, Gypsy Tan and Golden Hour. The ad mentions that these items are sold for $1.35 to $1.95 and that Van Raalte is famous for underwear and gloves too. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 4, 1949
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Hosiery 13










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