Toronto. George Dunbar sent me these historic ads for the famous Graflex cameras used by Photo-jouralists back in the 1920s through 1950s. Both LIFE ads are from two August 1945 issues. By the time these issues were printed, the War in Europe was over and the big news was the atomic bombs dropped days earlier on Japan.
Ironically magazines of the day needed three months or more lead time. So World War 2 was still being fought in Europe and continued in Japan when the lead time closed. The earlier issue hit the newsstands after the War in Europe was over (May 8, 1945). And the War in Japan ended August 15, 1945, between the two issues.