Retro Musings

Retro Musings includes magazine adverts and catalogue scans from 1930’s to 1990’s, plus anything else which takes my fancy (like LP covers and knitting patterns).

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Beauty & Health

Including cosmetics (make-up, perfume), hair (shampoo, styling products, colouring), toiletries (teeth, skin care, feminine hygiene) and medicinal (first aid, pain relief, fitness).

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Entertainment

Including books, crafts, movies, TV, music, stationary and toys. All kinds of fun stuff!

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Fashion

Including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, underwear and lingerie. Also included are various fashion accessories, such as shoes, gloves, bags, hats, neckwear, jewellery and watches.

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  • Birds Eye ~ Food Adverts [1949-1950]
    "Doris discovers it's easy to eat fancy!"
    These ads for various Birds Eye frozen food products date from 1949-50. Mid to late 1949 saw the introduction of a little chick character in cold weather clothing who was included a comic strip at the top of each ad.
  • White Rock ~ Soft Drinks Adverts [1946-1948] Illustrations by John Holmgren
    "You're positively colossal, Psyche!"
    These illustrated ads for White Rock sparkling water date from 1946-48, with artwork by John Holmgren. Each ad featured the (very) scantily clad character of Psyche getting on wives nerves and over exciting the menfolk before calming them all down with a drink.
  • Lipton’s “Noodle Soup” ~ Food Adverts [1945-1946]
    "Old fashioned, chickeny noodle soup!"
    These ads for Lipton's Noodle Soup date from 1945-46. Each ad included a meal plan idea, and recipe for one of the dishes featured.

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Household

Including various items relating to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, as well as decorating, electrical goods, DIY, finance and stationary.

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Smoking

Including cigarettes, cigars, lighters, tobacco and pipes.

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Travel & Cars

Including all kinds of trains, planes and automobiles!

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Miscellaneous

Things which don't fit in anywhere else or have mixed content.

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