I've been collecting dozens of these ads, taken from newspaper microfilm and from town directories, and plan to feature them from time to time. I'll focus on a theme: a particular time period; a retail location; a category of business; or whatever catches my fancy.
First up, Red Cab and a wonderful series of ads that appeared in the paper beginning in the late 1930/early 1940s.
Here's an earlier Red Cab ad, from 1937, with another below with a similar design.
Red Cab, of course, is still around—and has even retained the -5000 part of their phone number—as seen in this image from the newer advertising medium of the Web.