Art by Coles Phillips
Magazine ad for Shell Oil, circa 1949, the point of which, I am guessing, is that sending a letter is cheaper than using fuels and lubricants to send a person.
Circa 1931, your British penny could get you a lit cigarette from The Wonder Automatic Lighted Cigarette machine. And a Black Cat or Gold Flake cigarette at that.
Who better to introduce one to the mysteries of palmistry than the makers of Knapp’s Root Beer? With thanks to Blue Crow Cafe, my absolute favorite blogger at Tumblr.