1940's-50's Magazine Ads
In the late 1940's and early 50's, Kodak
advertised in large format magazines such as Life, Look, Colliers, and the Ladies Home Journal. The style of the ads echoed Norman Rockwell's covers and the picture-story photography popular in these magazines at the time.

Many of these ads specifically encouraged women to take pictures. But our adventurous Kodak Girl no longer roamed the world. Instead she was married with two kids and a dog and confined her photography to her home and occasional family outings. Sometimes even Grandma had a camera.
I've only recently started collecting these later ads. The older I get the more interesting I find them. The clothing, hairstyles and artifacts remind me of my own childhood.