More old subway ads from the NY Transit Museum.
(Enlarge.) You never see subway ads with the word "cravat" anymore. And the hyphenation! "Cra-vat" — ironically, when talking about things that fit perfectly.
Here's what the whole interior of the car looked like:
See those bare light bulbs? It made it very hard to take decent pictures of the wonderful old ads, so please excuse the low quality of the next few.
I was not trying to be snide and make this one say "buy more war." I was just cropping out a terrible glare:
Maybe you can figure out what year it was from the cutesy cartoon take on Hitler.
This one is pretty offensive too, but the City of New York has it on display:
Food will win the war:
Carry out all conservation rules of the U.S. Food Administration. We're soft today, aren't we? Do you find yourself laughing at the notion that "food will win the war" and thinking it would do just as well to cut your wheat intake in half for 2 days a week as to have one wheatless day and who eats pork every day anyway?