Friday, May 18, 2012

1929 Nu-Face Masks

"Old" seems to be a common theme here of late. As I look back over the past few weeks, there's been a flurry of posts here recently featuring masks from the first half of the 20th century. So, why not another? This Nu-Face mask ad was scanned from a 1929 Johnson Smith & Co. Catalogue.

The ad doesn't mention if the masks are made of rubber, or buckham cloth. But the description is similar to those seen in later ads for latex rubber masks. Here's an excerpt of the ad copy "These masks fit closely to the face and can be put on and off in an instant. The shape of your face is unchanged, but the expression is altered beyond recognition. This is what PUZZLES EVERYBODY. They are cool and comfortable to wear allowing you to breathe freely. They occupy but little room, and can be carried in the pocket."

1 comment:

  1. Nothing wrong with the "old" stuff! I quite enjoy all the vintage ads and what-not. The stuff from my childhood brings back wonderful memories, and the material that predates my existence is just downright fascinating!