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Johnson Smith Co. Novelty Catalog (1951) | Vintage advertisements, Vintage  ads, Old ads1950

The Johnson Smith Company was a mail-order company
established in 1914 by
Alfred Johnson Smith (1885-1948)
in
Chicago, Illinois, USA that sold novelty and gag gift
items such as
x-ray goggles
, whoopee cushions, fake
vomit
, and joy buzzers.

The company moved from Chicago to Racine, Wisconsin
in 1926, to
Detroit in the 1930s, and from the Detroit area
to Bradenton, Florida in 1986.

In 2014, the company marked its 100th anniversary. On
December 31, 2019, the company’s website announced
that they had ceased operations and closed. Johnson
Smith was acquired by Collections Etc in 2020.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Old Johnson Smith Company Novelty Advertising Catalog

 
Old Johnson Smith Company Novelty Advertising Catalog

 
  


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