Item Description

1950 Johnson Smith Toy & Novelty Catalog on DVD


The Johnson Smith Company is a mail-order company officially established in 1914 by Alfred Johnson Smith in Chicago, Illinois, USA (but originally began in 1905 in Australia) that sells novelty and gag gift items such as x-ray goggles, whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and joy buzzers. The company moved to Bradenton, Florida in 1986 after having been in the Detroit, Michigan area since 1935.
The company would normally put ads in magazines devoted to children and young adults such as Popular Mechanics and Science Digest. Their ads appeared on the back cover of many historically significant comic books, including Action Comics #1, June 1938 (first appearance of Superman) and Detective Comics #27, May 1939 (first appearance of Batman).
In 2004, the company marked its 90th anniversary.
We present this electronic republication of the 1950 catalog {508 pages total} on a Gift Quality DVD as a tribute to this wonderful, world famous company.




Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)

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Bonus Catalog:

For your enjoyment we have included this early 1930's Johnson Smith Catalog. Missing the cover and first few pages, still this 565 page catalog provides an interesting read.


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FINE PRINT:

Files in our collections are in .pdf format, so you can easily view, copy, print, or share as you see fit.
Use our scanned images for research or school projects, all pages are scanned at 300 DPI or more. View directly in Adobe Reader - perfect for reprinting in newsletters, magazines or art projects, use as clip art in any graphics program, scale it, edit it, print it to suit your needs.
Our catalog and image CD-ROM's are intended to be used on any computer capable of viewing .gifs, .tiffs and .gifs. CD is not intended for DVD Players. (DVD movies are of course playable on any home DVD player).
BEFORE bidding on this item, please note the shipping location. We ship from multiple locations, CD/DVD's are shipped immediately, custom vintage giftware is Special Order, and will ship factory direct - holiday season please allow 10 to 14 days production time BEFORE item is shipped.
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Did you know that many of our reproduction catalog covers are now available on great gift items such as mouse pads, clocks, jewelry and more? Please check out the store to see all these all original gift items.