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Old Magazines Is Taking Sick Leave

Due to a sudden health decline of Guest Editor Iggy and an according shift in priorities (nearly all of them involving a new obsession with my cat’s junk), I have been forced to reschedule our previously scheduled magazine write-up. The review of Yahoo! Internet Life from 2001 will be posted in two weeks. Apologies from the editorial staff of Let’s Read Old Magazines.

Guest Editor Iggy, in happier times, hard at work.

But hey, I still have some cool old stuff to share this week. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to check out a huge pile of Fortune magazines from the 30s and 40s! Here are some of the most beautiful and vivid ads from the back covers. I don’t remember exact dates for each one, but some can be inferred going from historical details and stuff like wartime being mentioned.

Please buy our ludicrously expensive radio when the war is over and we can go back to making them!

Fuck Edison!


Spunky Girl Reporter Dorothy Kilgallen!

I’m burning all of your mother’s letters!

When nobody wants to visit Europe because it’s a smoldering pile of rubble, consider a cruise to Venezuela!

I don’t know what’s happening here but I love the art.


These brave men died so that you could buy a refrigerator.

Does satin burn, or does it melt?

You can see more of these on my Instagram. See you next time.