Asthma cigarettes and jam jar appeals: Ads from the 1940s

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1940s

The January sales are among us. Take a break from the barrage of advertisements flooding your newsfeeds to look at... more ads. Here's a selection of some advertisements typical to The Irish Times during the 1940s. See how they compare with the 1950s and 1960s.

Illustrations were common during the 40s, as were lines of text and a backstory in bigger spreads.