Antique Graphics Wednesday – Early 1900’s Cleaning Products Advertisements

It’s spring cleaning time!  As much as I’d love being able to finally throw open the doors and windows and let some fresh air in, and I love a clean house…

I know exactly how this gal feels.
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I find not just sweeping to be drudgery, but all housework in general.
I’d much rather be tinkering in my workshop than doing housework.
No offense to Bissell, but no piece of equipment will make that drudgery “unknown” to me.
I do love this advertisement though, because I actually own an antique Bissell carpet sweeper.
It still works a little, but like my broom and vacuum, sits unused most of the time!
I picked it up for $1 at an auction some time ago.
This advertisement is from a 1911 The Modern Priscilla magazine.

 Another product that has stood the test of time is Old Dutch Cleanser, with very little change to their logo either.  This ad is from a 1906 Ladies Home Journal magazine, which has also stood the test of time and is still a very popular magazine,

The magazine page this advertisement came from was generously sent to me by



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  1. I love this post and the graphics are awesome. I was thinking they would be so cute framed hanging in the cubbord or pantry LOL ..too cute

  2. oh I feel for that woman…lol

  3. I told the kids not to take pictures of me when I was slumped over like that! It makes me look so chunky, sheesh!

  4. Hi Angie … thanks for sharing the graphics. You find the neatest things in those old magazines. Pictures that I would never thought interesting, but when you pull them out of the ad, they are very interesting.
    Thanks for the link-back.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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