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All-American Ads of the 40s

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The postwar era of the 1940s in America marked a transformative period of prosperity, pride, and consumerism. This decade witnessed the nation's emergence from World War II, leading to an economic boom and a surge in quality of life.

Patriotism and a newfound sense of prosperity were reflected in advertising, capturing the spirit of the American Dream. With increased spending power, thanks to higher wages and the GI Bill, consumer demand skyrocketed. The flood of products and services, spanning entertainment, travel, automobiles, fashion, beauty, and more, reached every segment of society.

This vibrant collection, curated by Jim Heimann, delves into the energetic and brilliant landscape of American life and advertising during the dynamic 1940s.


  • 1.57" H x 10.31" L x 8.19" W (4.72 lbs) 640 pages
  • Released 04/26/2023
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836588584

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