Smoke a Fresh cigarette (Jul, 1931)
If you haven’t smoked a Camel recently, switch over for just one day, then quit them — if you can.
That’s a bit ominous.
Smoke a Fresh cigarette
Millions of men and women are now discovering a brand new enjoyment since Camels adopted the new Humidor Pack.
The mildness and the flavor of fine tobacco vanish when scorching or evaporation steals the natural moisture out of a cigarette.
GIVING HER THE GUN! (Nov, 1937)
Incidentally, this was the original title of Paula Broadwell’s Petraeus biography.
GIVING HER THE GUN!
IN 1929, Mulford Scull became National Amateur Champion. This year he made a clean sweep of the Class “A” Outboard events at the Miami Regatta. The trophies he’s won in his years of racing fill a room.
Jolts, vibration, nervous tension — are all part of what an outboard driver undergoes.
IT TAKES HEALTHY NERVES TO DIVE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA! (Nov, 1933)
Received the Medal of Honor in 1928 for action in 1915
Received the Navy Cross for actions in 1928
IT TAKES HEALTHY NERVES TO DIVE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA!
Steady Smokers turn to Camels
Frank Crilley says, “Deep down under 300 feet of water, working feverishly under terrific pressure — no place for a nervous man! That’s why a diver’s nerves must always be in perfect condition. And that’s why I smoke Camels and have smoked them for years. They are a milder cigarette and they taste better. But more important than that to me—they never upset my nervous system”
Camel Ad: Are you a Humming Bird? (Jul, 1934)
This seems to be a bit of a contradiction: “and watch your smoking… Remember, you can smoke as many Camels as you want.”
Are you a Humming Bird?
It’s irritating and it means… jangled nerves
Yes, it’s irritating to listen to that constant, tuneless humming—and more than that, the humming is a sign of jangled nerves.
If you notice any of those telltale nervous habits in yourself— if you whistle through your teeth—drum on the table —then it’s time to start taking care of yourself.
Get enough sleep—fresh air —recreation—and watch your smoking… Remember, you can smoke as many Camels as you want. Their costlier tobaccos never jangle your nerves.
Camel Ad: PLEASURE HELPS YOUR DISPOSITION (Sep, 1955)
Other important things I’ve learned from this insightful series of ads:
Water is wet!
Nighttime is dark!
IT’S A PSYCHOLOGICAL FACT: PLEASURE HELPS YOUR DISPOSITION
How’s your disposition today?
EVER FEEL TOUCHY AS A TIGRESS? Its only natural, when little annoyances irk you. But here’s a psychological fact: pleasure helps your disposition. That’s why everyday pleasures, like smoking for instance, are important. If you’re a smoker, it’s so sensible to choose your cigarette for utmost pleasure. What else but Camel!
Camel Ad: Dancing on Glass (Jun, 1933)
Thank god for an honest tobacco company exposing all those evil liars. Finally someone who’s on my side!
Dancing on Glass
IT’S FUN TO BE FOOLED …IT’S MORE FUN TO KNOW
In India, the fakirs present a spectacle to tourists. Two lovely performers appear, throw jagged pieces of glass into a box already filled with broken glass. They step barefooted into the box and do an Oriental danceâ€”uninjured.
Before appearing the performers toughen their feet in a solution of alum water and rub them with pulverized resin. They throw the sharp glass around the edges of the platform. The glass on which they actually do dance has the edges rounded off. They just pretend to dance on the sharp glass.
Camel Ad: Live Dog From an Empty Kennel (Jul, 1933)
This is part of a whole series of Camel ads all with the theme: “It’s fun to be fooled – It’s more fun to know”. Which I find pretty funny considering that Camel spent the next 80 years or so lying through their teeth.