Isabella Alden has a new Pinterest board for you to view: Vintage Advertising is a collection of trade cards, magazine ads, and newspaper advertisements for products that were available to consumers during the years Isabella wrote and published her books.
Many of the advertising images date from the 1890s to the 1920s. Some feature simple illustrations (like the 1916 Cuticura Soap magazine ad above), while others are colorful, detailed works of art.
Altogether, they provide a glimpse into what life was like for Isabella Alden and the characters she brought to life in her books.
This early Kodak magazine ad from 1916 was one of the first of its kind to be printed in color.
The trade card below for Dr. Batty’s Asthma Cigarettes harkens back to a time when people believed smoking cigarettes could cure asthma. Interestingly, the trade card suggests children under the age of 6 should not smoke the cigarettes (suggesting that children as young as age 7 could!).
Please stop by Isabella’s new Pinterest page. New images are added frequently so be sure to follow her board or visit often.