Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1800’s Advertisements

 These advertisements all come from some mid to late 1800’s Peterson’s Magazines.  I got a stack of them at an auction early in the summer, and they are just priceless!

On the off-chance there is an advertising exec. reading this post today,
I don’t care what you are selling, if your advertisements for products looked like these –
I’d be your most faithful customer.  These kinds of ads could make hemorrhoid cream sound romantic!

Pears Soap 1800's Advertisement

If you like feminine, antique graphics, then I hope you loved these today.

Many more free printable antique advertisements can be found HERE.

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  1. Oh they are LOVELY….And if only companies would realize this… There SALES would go through the ROOF!!!! I would buy not because of whats on the inside.. But for the PRETTY picture on the outside… Which I have been known to do on more than one occasion.. 🙂

  2. These are hilarious — isn’t it grand the claims they used to be able to make?! Your finished projects are lovely!

  3. Angie, I too love old ads. I used to be in advertising and love how the old ads use graphics. Thanks for the chance to own some via coping.

  4. Hey Angie,
    This is such a wonderful idea. I love them all! I would love it if you would link this fabulous post to our What’s It Wednesday linky party.


  5. I love this idea! You’ve created some lovely displays.

  6. These are such lovely old ads, Angie…and look beautiful in the frames!

  7. Love the way you used these, and thank you so much for sharing the graphics! I love them and am glad to be able to make something too. Hugs ~ Mary

  8. Wow, these are amazing! Please come share at Restyled Sundays still going on.

  9. I love the old ads….so nostalgic! Thanks for sharing! I love your project with the frame.


  10. I am in LOVE with these. I love vintage and antiques. So beautiful. Thanks so much for the free prinable. Can’t wait to use them! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  11. just pinned it!

  12. Your framed “art” is sooo pretty! Nice of you to offer the free printable!

  13. I love them all! New follower! I grabbed your button.

  14. Thank you. So beautiful. I’m pinning this. Little Bit from

  15. I love them! Thank you for sharing! You can visit me at New Follower!

  16. These ads are a-ma-zing! I really love the La Belle one and the frame you used for it. Have to copycat that one! And I love your note to the advertisers. I can’t believe how much spam I am getting from people trying to post about fake Gucci bags, etc. So annoying!


  17. these are awesome!! thanks for sharing!!

    barb =)

  18. PS can i share this post with my blogger friends??

  19. these are wonderful! thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  20. These ads are priceless and I love how you used them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. So glad I found you! I love what you’ve done both with the original advertisements and reprints. Nice to see how you took inexpensive (thrift store?) frames and transformed them with a little paint. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    ~ Megan @ Lilac & Lavender

  22. Hello again 🙂 I used the border of Dr. Hebra’s “Viola Cream” in a digital collage gift tag… it’s second down in my post. Thank you once again for offering beautiful graphics for others’ use ~ I appreciate it very much! Here’s the link…

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  24. Mary Helen Sandlin says

    These are wonderful. Love all of your creative uses of antique finds!

  25. Kim McCulley says

    Love your printables. I love anything and everything Victorian. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Marjolein Gertner says

    I’m trying to open the Pear’s Soap ad but can’t find it… Would love to print and frame it!

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