MOMENT | Abdulla Advertisements of the 1920s


The 1920s never fail to impress me—these cigarette ads by the British company Abdulla are another example of women being portrayed in advertising as strong, sporty, and capable, from the tennis champ to the Channel swimmer to the safari adventuress. They're by no means perfect, but given how misogynistic cigarettes ads got much later in the 20th century, I thought these were a pretty cool find.


3 comments:

Lizzy said...

Wow. Where did you find these?! They are fantastic (if you ignore the product they're pushing). Thanks for sharing.

Lizzie said...

@Lizzy

Agree, you have to ignore that whole thing. At least in 1920s the surgeon general hadn't come out against them yet...but still. :)

Lizzy said...

Can you let me know where you found them? I'd love to get my hands on them!