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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Chesterfield Ad


This Chesterfield advertisement has hung on the wall of every home I've lived in.  It's been woven into the fabric of my domestic life like a favorite cushion or set of dishes that's always been there. 

The poster is more than just a cool vintage collectible and has a unique significance for me.  The handsome model is my father.  This particular ad appeared on page 66 of Life Magazine on June 29, 1942 when he was just 25.  He posed for other Chesterfield ads that year which appeared in Popular Mechanics, Colliers and Good Housekeeping as well as billboards alongside the road.

Today is my father's birthday and he would have been 93.


9 comments:

Marie said...

Wow, I was wondering where you were going with this illustration. That is pretty cool!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Papa!

My Dad would be close to that age as well. His birthday was 8/15. No wonder we do so well with Lions, you and me.

How neat is it that your dad was a cover boy?!
Love you.

Deb said...

What a handsome man. That ad is a hoot! A treasure for sure. Reminds me, how's the husband doing with quitting? Blessings on you both.

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

Handsome boy, he was! And Happy Birthday wishes to him, wherever he may be :)

rxBambi said...

very very cool! And yeah, I'll say it. Yowza! He's a hottie! Happy Birthday Dad!

Kitty said...

Liz, I haven't been by in ages, having taken the summer off to travel and enjoy myself; how I've missed your blog! Hope you're fabulous. I enjoyed seeing the pic of your dad; how cool is he?!? For you and your readers, I am hosting a giveaway over on Organic Orgy and Zen of Homekeeping: a great eco-friendly sports drink! XO Your Kitty, Kelly.

Stacey said...

What is it about men in the 40's that made them sooo hunky?!? I have pictures of my grandfather that make me blush, he was so stinking handsome! Thank you for sharing your grandfather with us... He's a hottie!

Monica said...

that is so very groovy! what a wonderful memory of your father.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Thank you for sharing your wondeful memory with us.