Liquor 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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Ancient Age - Full color 8" x 10 1/2" ad that has a drawing of a bottle of Ancient Age in the open gate of a picket fence with a welcome mat lying in front of the bottle. The ad touts this as "The Welcome Whiskey.. Welcome..Anywhere...Anytime.
May 3, 1948
Time magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 70
Bacardi - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows the three Bacardi elves and has their recipe for making Bacardi Eggnog December 19, 1955
Life magazine
1
$4.50 View Liquor 15
Bacardi - Full color 10" x 13" ad showing a devilish looking man with fire behind him and four filled glasses in front of him labeled "Black Devil, Green Devil, Yellow Devil and White Devil" September 13, 1963
Life magazine
1
$4.00 View Liquor 6
Bacardi - Full color 10" x 13" ad says that "It's Good Old Eggnog Time Again!". Ad shows the three Bacardi elves and gives two recipes for Bacardi Eggnog.
December 16, 1966
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 37
Black & White - Black and white 10" x 13" ad showing the Scottie dogs sliding a case of their special Scotch down the chimney in a drawing done by Morgan Dennis December 25, 1958
Life magazine
1
$4.00 View Liquor 9
Calvert Reserve - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows three jovial well-dressed men laughing as they hold their drinks.
September 28, 1959
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 50
Calvert Reserve - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a lady being fed a piece of fruit from a mixed drink that a gentleman holds in his hand. The ad headline claims that "Calvert has more Power to Please".
January 18, 1960
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 68
Charter Oak - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a drawing of a bottle of Charter Oak Bourbon against a tree. The ad claims that it is "Best in Bourbon - Best in Bond"
January 1, 1951 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 25
Corby's - Full color 10" x 13" ad for Corby's Whiskey. The headline asks "What's your favorite news photo?" It has drawings of several different news events of the past fifty years.
April 14, 1947 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 23
Corby's - Full color 10" x 13" ad for their blended whiskey. The ad shows a ringing telephone and contains the text "In the 8 seconds from ring to ring 19 bottles of Corby's are sold in the U.S.A."
May 12, 1958 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 40
Dixie Belle - Full color 10" x 13" ad for this colorful brand of Gin. Ad shows a bottle and several glasses sitting in front of a bunch of Carnations which the ad mentions are the state flower of Ohio
March 24, 1947 Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 31
Dixie Belle - Full color 10" x 13" ad explains what to use "When the Recipe calls for the Best". The ad shows several different glasses that contain different drinks made with Dixie Bell Gin. April 30, 1951
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 45
Early Times - Full color 10" x 13" ad declares that the whiskey is a "Smash hit". Has a drawing of a large baseball player slugging a long drive as the catcher and the umpire cower at it's might.
May 4, 1953 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 33
Fleischmann's - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a headline stating "Open House...Open Fleischmann's". The drawing shows several couples gathered around a Christmas Tree in a living room setting in a house with no walls.
December 7, 1962 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 13
Four Roses - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a stagecoach with four roses and a glass filled with whiskey as cargo. It says that this stage is "Worth holding up".
October 20, 1952
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 49
Four Roses - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a snowman holding four roses and a glass of whiskey. It claims to be "The gift that will warm any man's heart".
November 23, 1956
Collier's
1
$4.50
View Liquor 48
Four Roses - Full color ad shows a hand carved Volunteer Fireman with his arm aroung a bottle of Antique Bourbon May 12, 1959 Look magazine 1
$4.00 View Liquor 2
Gilbey's Gin - Colorful 10" x 13" ad shows a glass and a bottle of Gilbey's Gin in front of a Georgette de Lattre interpretation of New York City's famous Park Avenue.
December 7, 1962 Life magazine
1
$4.50
View liquor 14
Glenmore - Full color 10" x 13" ad for their straight Bourbon Whiskey. The headline proclaims that they have sold "More than a million barrels!". Very colorful old ad.
October 9, 1939 Life magazine
0
$5.00
View Liquor 39

Glenmore - Full color 10" x 14" ad shows multiple shots of a cartoon character Kentucky Colonel describing his special whiskey September 22, 1941 Life magazine 1
$4.50 View Liquor 8
Gordon's Gin - Full color 10" x 13" ad of a large bottle against a black background. Included is the phrase "There's no gin like Gordon's"
May 12, 1947
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 54
Gordon's - Full color 10" x 13" ad with a drawing of English aristocrats from the 1700's and a bottle of Gordon's in front of it. The ad headline explains that "Mr. Gordon's discovery put a special glow in many an 18th cnetury English holiday greeting".
December 10, 1965
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 59
Guckenheimer - Full color 10" x 13" ad showing the front and back of a cut glass bottle of Guckenheimer whiskey. December 1954 Holiday magazine 1
$4.00 View Liquor 7
Haller's Country Fair - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a bottle being pulled by a trotter.
March 26, 1951
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 47
Imperial - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a drawing of a fox and a bird attempting to share a bowl of food. Ad is a wartime attempt to encourage sharing and is entitled "No more One-way banquets".
September 18, 1944 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 18
Jim Beam - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows samples of the different gift bottles and boxes offered by the Jim Beam Company for Christmas.
December 21, 1959 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 24
Johnnie Walker - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows the "Passport of a Distinguished Scotch Friend".
September 18, 1944 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 30
Johnnie Walker - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a colorful drawing of a filled bottle with no label and has a headline stating that this is "A whiskey that needs no label"
September 27, 1943 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 11
Kentucky Tavern - Full color 10" x 13" ad with a wartime theme. At the bottom of the ad is the phrase "There's only one better buy in bonds...War Bonds. Shown in the ad is a bowling pin cut out to hold cigarettes and a lighter in the shape of a bowling ball.
January 1, 1945
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 41
Kentucky Tavern - Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad that describes their product as having "Quality...to spare". This is a bowling related ad because it shows a lighter in the shape of a bowling ball, a bowling pin cut out to accept cigarettes and glass coasters with bowling pins around the edges.
February 16, 1948
Time magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 57
Kentucky Tavern - Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad talks about "Quality you can bet on". The drawing shows a bottle with two glasses with sleeves around the bases with numbers on them. Also shown are two jockey-type figures used as bookends. The text in the picture says "This complete ensemble is available at leading stores or the Hi-Jacs may be purchased separately".
May 10, 1948
Time magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 63
Kentucky Tavern - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows several gift packages offered by this company and calls them "Gifts of Good Taste".
November 28, 1949
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 46
Kinsey - Full color 10" x 13" ad talks about the "Gift of the Gay Nineties". Shown in the ad is an early car that is stopped on the road with a flat tire.
September 18, 1944
Life magazine
0
$4.00
View Liquor 66

Kinsey - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a silver knight and a gold plated knight. They are being compared to Kinsey's silver and gold labeled whiskey.
December 20, 1948 Life magazine
0
$4.00
View Liquor 19

Old Crow - Full color 10" x 13" ad encouraging the reader to "Have a Merry-Crow-Round!". The ad shows a tabletop merry go round with glasses containing different drinks on each seat.
July 15, 1966
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 58
Old Crow - Full color 10" x 12" ad for the New Old Crow Traveler. This ad for "The tuckaway fifth that packs as flat as your shirt" shows a man getting onto a plane with his suitcase, golf clubs and his whiskey.
April 19, 1968
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 67
Old Forester - Full color 10" x 13" ad showing a full bottle in front of an orchid and a card saying "There is nothing better in the market"
February 7, 1947
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 52
Old Grand-Dad - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a bust of "Old Grand-Dad" and has a headline saying "Head of the Bourban Family".
October 8, 1951 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 35
Old Hickory - Full color 10" x 13" ad for this brand of bourbon. The ad shows a drawing of Andrew (Old Hickory) Jackson. The ad brags about the fact that this bourbon is "Now 6 years old".
September 22, 1952
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 42
Old Sunny Brook - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a picture of the earth with a glass filled with whiskey sitting on top of it. Ad headline says "World's Largest Selling Kentucky Whiskey".
October 8, 1951 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 36
Park & Tilford A whiskey. Full color ad shows the brand's different blends and it's stately holiday decanter. November 25, 1958 Look magazine 1
$4.00 View Liquor 1
Paul Jones - Full color 10" x 13" ad featuring a map of Minnesota. The ad claims that "Money can't buy a finer drink in Minnesota - or anywhere!"
September 11, 1950
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 51
Schenley - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a strutting rooster carrying a baton and a platter with a full bottle of Schenley on it. "Sunny says: Only the Leader gives you the SUNNY MORNING FLAVOR!"
Octobre 27, 1947 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 27
Seagram's - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a drawing of a sailor at the wheel staring at his compass. The ad says that Seagram's quality is as "Sure as a Mariner's compass"
September 18, 1944 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 17
Seagram's - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a drawing of a dark ocean scene and has a headline proclaiming that Seagram's Seven is as "Sure as the Tides"
May 7, 1951 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 16
Seagram's - Full color ad shows a painting of fox humters and their hounds behind a pair of glasses filled with V.O. Whiskey March 17, 1958 Life magazine 1
$4.00 View Liquor 3
Seagram's - Full color 10" x 13" ad celebrates "90 years of integrity". Ad pictures a cake with a single candle and wishes "Many, Many Happy Returns"
February 3, 1947 Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 26
Seagram's - Full color 10" x 13" ad for Seagram's Gin has two different recipes for '49er drinks.
June 13, 1949 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 22
Seagram's - Full color ad shows a painting of horses and jockeys walking along the rail in front of the grandstand on Derby day. May 11, 1959 Life magazine 1
$4.00 View Liquor 4
Seagram's - Full color 10" x 13" ad with the headline "Once in a Blue moon" showing a large number seven wearing a Seagram's crown casting a large shadow onto the surface of a blue moon. November 10, 1958 Life magazine 1
$4.00 View Liquor 5
Seagram's Seven - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad shows a ice-filled glass of Seagram's next to a large red Seven with a crown on it in front of a load of firewood. The ad headline calls it "relaxation time - cheering end to a cold day".
January18, 1960
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 69
Seagram's - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a drawing with characters "Smoothness" and "Toughness". "Smoothness" kinda looks like FDR and "Toughness" looks like Hitler. The ad headline says "Lettuce Beet the Axis"
September 20, 1943 Life magazine
1
$5.00
View Liquor 20
Seagram's Five Crown - Full color 10" x 13" wartime ad showing the cartoon character "Richness" doing his duty to police a "Black Market Cheat" May 1, 1944 Life magazine 1
$5.00 View Liquor 10
Seagram's V.O. Canadian - Full color 10" x 13" ad for Canadian Whiskey. Ad headline is "By men who plan beyond tomorrow". Drawing shows supplies being spiral delivered from a plane that didn't need to land to deliver.
April 14, 1947 Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 28
Seagram's V.O. Canadian - Full color 10" x 13" ad for Canadian Whiskey. This ad has a drawing of another of tomorrow's ideas: an Automart. The drawing shows a traveling store that opened it's sides up.
April 17, 1944 Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 29
Seagram's V.O. Canadian - Full color 10" x 13" that shows another idea "By Men who plan beyond tomorrow". This ad shows a purple vehicle over the headline "Traveling Kitchens Deliver Packaged Dinners".
June 16, 1947
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 56
Seagram's V.O. Canadian - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a drawing of a baseball game with the runner sliding safely into home. The ad headline declares it a "Brilliant conclusion to a World Series battle".
September 29, 1958 Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 38
Smirnoff - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a man in a top hat with a filled glass of vodka on top of it. Behind him is a dancing woman in a white dress with the ad headline claiming that "It leaves you breathless"
February 23, 1959
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 60
Smirnoff Vodka - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows Cliff Arquette, TV's Charlie Weaver spiking the punch while dressed like a Charles Dicken's character. The headline claims that "Smirnoff makes the very Dickens of a Fruit Punch".
December 21, 1959
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 43
Smirnoff - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad showing a giant glass in an artic setting with the headline "Think Tall..Keep Cool..Speak CLearly..say "Smirnoff" Collins"
August 24, 1962
Time
1
$4.00
View Liquor 53
Smirnoff - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a lady emerging from a jumble of white wrapping paper with a bow on her head and a gift box of Smirnoff in her arms.
December 7, 1962 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 12
Smirnoff - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a man standing on top of "a 'Mountain' of charcoal". The text of the ad explains that "Every drop of Smirnoff is filtered and refined through 7 tons of activated charcoal".
February 21, 1964
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 61
Smirnoff - Full color 10" x 13" ad informs us of the "New drink making a big splash - the Smirnoff Mule". Shown in the ad is a picture of "Internationally known Dance master 'Killer Joe' Piro and Partner"
August 10, 1965
Look magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 62
Smirnoff - Full color 10" x 13" ad for "the bold new tonic drink...Smirnoff Skyball". The ad shows a man, a woman, an astronaut in a space suit, an end table and a bottle of Smirnoff floating in space with the planet Earth hanging in the background.
July 21, 1967
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 64
Smirnoff - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a giant glass with a ladder against it that has two people climbing it and a third seated at the bottom. The ad talks about the "Smirnoff Screwdriver".
March 29, 1968
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 44
Smirnoff - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for The Smirnoff Blizzard. The ad shows a couple sitting at a bar enjoying their drinks while snow is falling and piling up just on their part of the bar.
May 31, 1968
Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 65
Three Feathers - Full color 10" x 13" ad with three filled glasses on a silver display.
March 3, 1947
Life magazine
1
$4.50
View Liquor 55
Walker's - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a drawing of a multi-national group of little men working on a large glass of gin. The ad headline promises that "The Imported Botanicals they grow start a Tom Collins off right"
September 8, 1947 Life magazine
1
$4.00
View Liquor 21
Windsor Canadian Whiskey - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a Canadian Guard standing next to a large bottle.
May 18, 1968 Saturday Evening Post
1
$4.00
View Liquor 34
Wolf Creek - Black and white 6" x 12" newspaper ad. The ad challenges the reader to "Try to match the smoothness of the Rye that's 'Aged in small barrels'". It mentions prices of 95 cents per pint of whiskey and 90 cents per pint of bourbon.
March 10, 1936 Grand Rapids Herald
1
$3.50
View Liquor 32








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