“Air Step” Brown Shoe Company ~ Women’s Shoe Adverts [1944-1948]

“The shoe with the youthful feel.”
These ads for Air Step women’s shoes by Brown Shoe Company date from 1944-48.

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17 Cosmetics ~ Makeup Adverts [1985] “Looks Even Better On A Girl”

“Looks even better on a girl.”
These ads for 17 Cosmetics by Boots are from 1985.

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17 Cosmetics ~ Makeup Adverts [1986] “Real Girls Wear”

“Real girls wear 17 Cosmetics.”
These ads for 17 Cosmetics by Boots are from 1986.

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Acrilan ~ Womenswear Adverts [1955]

“A luxury sweater of Acrilan.”
These women’s fashion ads for Acrilan fabric date from 1955.

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Acrilan ~ Womenswear Adverts [1956]

“Now… jersey you can wash and wear!”
These women’s fashion ads for Acrilan fabric date from 1956.

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Action Jeans ~ Menswear Adverts [1977-1991] Chuck Norris

“The Secret? It’s in the crotch.”
Action Jeans (aka Kickin’ Jeans) were produced by Century Martial Arts from 1977 to 1991 and endorsed by Chuck Norris from 1981.

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Annie Green Springs ~ Wine Adverts [1975]

“Different strokes for different folks.”
These ads for Annie Green Springs fruit wine are from 1975.

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Aralac ~ Womenswear Adverts [1945-1946]

“It’s Aralac!”
These black and white ads are for a fabric called Aralac and featured womenswear by a variety of designers. They date from 1945-46.

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Arrow Shirts ~ Menswear Adverts [1939-1940]

“Don’t blame your laundry for your shirts’ iniquities.”
These fun and slightly bizarre ads for Arrow Shirts are from 1939-40.

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Bakelite Dolls by Ideal ~ Adverts [1953]

I just found these four 1953 adverts for Ideal/Bakelite dolls. The ventriloquist dummies are simply fearful, and the bear’s not much better!

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Baker’s Coconut ~ Animal Cut-Up Cakes Booklet [1959]

“Here are more of those Fun-to-Bake, Fun-to-Cut-Up cakes!”
This was the second little animal cake booklet by Baker’s Coconut, which was published in 1959 by General Foods Corp. There were fifteen different cake ideas, all decorated with Angel Flakes.

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Baker’s Coconut ~ Cut-Up Cakes Booklet [1956]

“A calendar of new cake-making ideas!”
This little animal cake booklet from Baker’s Coconut was published in 1956 by General Foods Corp. They were all decorated with Angel Flakes and was one cake idea for each month.

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Barbara Cartland “The Romance Of Food” ~ Cook Books [1984]

“What woman does not long to be carried like a lamb in the arms of the man she loves.”
Published in 1984, The Romance of Food by Barbara Cartland features over 170 pages full of cream-laden “aphrodisiacs for the young lovers”, all beautifully photographed in the kitsch-est 1980’s style imaginable.

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Barbie ~ The Most Popular Doll In Town [Life, 1963]

“Barbie’s $136 wardrobe from nurse to nightclubber.”
I found this article about Barbie in Life magazine, published in August 1963.

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Barclays Bank “Supersavers Club” ~ Adverts [1982-1985]

“Add a little excitement to your interest.”
These ads for the children’s Supersavers account from Barclays Bank are from 1982-85. The ads were aimed at teenagers.

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Bates Bedspreads & Drapes ~ Adverts [1940’s]

“Campus tested! Campus approved!”
These ads for Bates bedding and matching draperies are from 1941-49.

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Bestform ~ Lingerie Adverts [1944] Illustrations by George Petty

“No finer fit at any price!”
These six ads for Bestform lingerie are from 1944, with particularly pert bosomed illustrations by American pin-up artist George Petty.

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Bill The Hatter ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1978]

Bill The Hatter was (and still is) a mail order company founded in Chicago in 1949 dealing in men’s hats, shoes and clothing. The ads here are for their funky 1970’s men’s fashions.

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Blackstone ~ Cigars Adverts [1940-1941]

“Extra pleasure in every size and shape!”
These ads for Blackstone cigars date from 1940-41.

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Blue Peter Annual Christmas Crafts [1962-1982]

Last Christmas I bought myself a large pile of vintage Blue Peter annuals. It was never one of my favourite programmes on telly, but I did enjoy the craft items they made out of toilet rolls and sticky back plastic! Here’s a few Christmas crafts from various annals dating from 1965-82.

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Blye International ~ Menswear Adverts [1968-1973]

“Bold new imported fashions for innovators only.”
These ads for Blye International menswear date from 1968-73.

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Body Mist ~ Deodorant Adverts [1970-1975]

“The one anti-perspirant that’s right for every woman”
These Body Mist deodorant adverts are from 1970-75.

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Bond Street ~ Tobacco Adverts [1942-1944]

“Why be the goat every time you light your pipe?”
These ads for Bond Street tobacco date from 1942-44.

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Borgana ~ Womenswear Adverts [1954-1957]

“Looks more like fur than fur itself.”
These ads for Borgana fake fur coats are from 1954-57.

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Bosco Chocolate Syrup ~ Drink Adverts [1940]

“Where there’s pep there’s iron!”
These fun ads for Bosco, a chocolate malt syrup which was added to milk, are all from 1940.

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Boutique Dress Shops, Tampa Bay ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Unique clothing for women of distinction.”
This fine selection of boutique dress shop ads are from Tampa Bay Magazine, dating between 1986-88.

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Brach’s Candies ~ Easter Adverts [1960-1967]

“The sweetest parade you’ll ever see!”
These ads for Brach’s Easter sweets are dated between 1960-67.

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Bromo-Seltzer ~ Antacid Adverts [1937]

“Stop morning-after before it starts.”
These ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1937 and were aimed at men who had partied too hard the night before!

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Burlington Cameo ~ Lingerie Adverts [1968-1969]

“You can even bend over and still be a lady.”
These four Burlington Cameo pantyhose adverts date between 1968-69.

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C&A ~ Childrenswear Adverts [1984-1986] “Young C&A”

“Great fashion just for you at Young C&A.”
These C&A ads for “10 To Teens” and “Girls In Style” childrenswear are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1984-86.

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C&A ~ Menswear Adverts [1983-1986] “Men At C&A”

“Where value is always in fashion.”
These C&A menswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-86.

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C&A ~ Womenswear Adverts [1983-1985] “Clock House”

“No matter how fast the fashion trends change, Clockhouse keeps you right in style.”
These C&A “Clock House” womenswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-85.

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Camels & Prince Albert ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1958]

“Gifts that say Merry Christmas with every puff!”
These Christmas ads for Camels and Prince Albert cigarettes and tobacco date from 1940-58.

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Canadian Mist ~ Whisky Adverts [1977-1988] “Misting”

“Get in the feeling. Go Misting.”
Canadian Mist’s “Misting” campaign ran from around 1977 to 1985. There was even matching his and hers caftans, jumpsuits, walking sticks and zodiac pendants!

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Canadian Mist ~ Whisky Adverts [1988-1993] “Mist Behaving”

“A tantalising touch. Proper behaviour when it’s just the two of you.”
Canadian Mist’s “Mist Behaving” campaign ran from 1988 to 1993.

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1937-1938]

“They’ll give you more pleasure.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1937-38.

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1940-1942]

“The way to more smoking pleasure.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-42.

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1942-1945]

“From here to victory, it’s Chesterfield.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1942-45, and all had a WWII theme.

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Chicken Cookery Plan ~ Recipe Cards [1970’s]

“3 Day-3 Way”
These four recipe cards by Margaret Powell for Woman’s Own magazine are from the early 1970’s.

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Children’s Fancy Dress Patterns [1970’s-1990’s]

“Costumes galore!”
Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!

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Children’s Nightwear ~ Catalogues [1980’s]

Here’s some children’s nightwear from various 1980’s catalogues.

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Clowns ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“A rubber neck I seem to be, but you really are my speciality.”
Here’s a selection of creepy clown themed Valentines cards.

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Co-ordinated Casuals For The Young Pacesetters ~ Catalogues [1970’s]

“Instant outfits for today’s pant people!”
For girls who want today’s favoured Folk-Art Look, boys who want to be done up sailor-style, and crushed velvet for holiday happenings for the grown-ups.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1957] Illustrations by Jack Potter

“Have a Coke has become a gracious custom in more than 100 countries of the world today.”
During 1957, artist Jack Potter created ten illustrations for Coca Cola’s “100 countries” ad campaign.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1959-1960] “Be Really Refreshed!”

“Be really refreshed!”
These ads for Coca Cola are from 1959-60.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1959-1960] “Coke On The Job”

“Coke-On-The-Job Keeps Workers Refreshed!”
These Coca Cola vending machine ads for employers are from 1959-60.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1961-1962] “Hot food calls for ice-cold Coke!”

“Hot food calls for ice-cold Coke!”
These Coca Cola ads date from 1961-62, and try to temp people into having coke with their dinner rather than just with snacks or sandwiches.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1961-1962] “Refreshing New Feeling”

“What a refreshing new feeling you get from Coke!”
These Coca Cola ads date from 1961-62. Zing!

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1962-1963] “Enjoy The Lively Life”

“Enjoy the lively life of Coke.”
These Coca Cola ads date from 1962-63.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1963-1965] “Things Go Better With Coke”

“Things go better with Coke.”
This Coca Cola ad campaign ran for two years from Dec 1963 to Dec 1965 (as best I can tell).

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1963] “Refreshing New Feeling”

“Refreshing New Feeling”
These Coca Cola ads date from 1963.

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1992] “Refreshing The Olympic Spirit”

“Refreshing The Olympic Spirit”
These three ads were part of Coca Cola’s 1992 Olympics ad campaign, which they have sponsored since 1928.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1937]

“Her smile won him… but her breath lost him.”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1937. The comic strip style used continued for many years.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1938]

“Go ‘way! You’ve got bad breath!”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1938. The comic strip style used continued for several years.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939]

“Nobody makes a pass at me!”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1939. The comic strip style used continued for several years.

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Colgate ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1940]

“She looks like a million… but she hasn’t much sense!”
These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1940. This comic strip style continued for several years.

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Columbia ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1957-1958] “Listening In Depth”

“A new experience in “360” high-fidelity.”
These Columbia “listening in depth” ads date from 1957-58.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Childrenswear [1970-1977]

“Tiny togs for tiny tots to knit to crochet.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for childrenswear, dating from 1970-77.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Fashion Accessories [1970-1976]

“Decorate your body with all sorts of things… Make a headband… wear it as a dog collar… wear it as an armlet… make it longer… wear it as a belt… Express Yourself!”Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for various fashion accessories, including, bags, belts and slippers. They date from 1970-77.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Fashions For Her [1967-1977]

“Get with fashion’s newest rage. These handknits fly off your fingers with supersonic speed.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for Women’s fashion. They date from 1967-77.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Fashions For Him [1968-1975]

Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for men’s fashion. They date from 1968-75.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Gifts & Household Items [1971-1977]

“In the mood of yesterday, today and tomorrow, in colours to blend with a mood, to accent a quite scene.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for various gifts household items, including rugs, toys and cushions. They date from 1971-77.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Ponchos, Cloaks & Shawls [1967-1977]

Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for ponchos, cloaks and shawls. They date from 1967-77.

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Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Scarves, Hats & Mittens [1967-1977]

“Bright touches to warm gay spirits from top to toe.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for scarves, hats and mittens. They date from 1967-77.

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Connie ~ Shoe Adverts [1973] “Some Baby!”

“What a way to wear pink and blue!”
This ad for “Some Baby!” platform shoes by Connie dates from 1973.

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Contain Wares ~ Storage Adverts [1986-1989]

“Contain yourself!”
These colourful adverts for Contain Wares date from 1986-89.

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Cow & Gate and Glaxo ~ Baby Growth Cards [1966 & 1971]

“See how baby grows.”
These two baby’s weight cards by Cow & Gate and Glaxo are from 1966 and 1971.

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Crazy Croppings! ~ Adverts [1940]

“There’s gaiety in the taste of it…”
This is what happens when I have a few days off and decide to go through the adverts within Life Magazine from 1940!

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Crazy, Mad, Vivid Toys! ~ Catalogues [1960’s]

Whilst I was scanning through my collection of 1960’s catalogues for a Powder Monki post featuring Lurid Lounge Wear, I also came across a selection of lurid coloured toys too. I’m now on the look out for the pink goose bank!

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Creepy Catalogue Clowns [1960’s-1980’s]

Like any normal human being, I have a healthy hatred of clowns. One stood on my foot once, and then there was Poltergeist. That said, here is a collection of clowns from various catalogues dating from 1962 to 1989. My favourite clowns are the ones being punched by small boys.

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Crosse & Blackwell ~ Baked Beans Packaging [1970’s]

“Free Ladybird Books!”
This Crosse & Blackwell “Baked Beans” tin label is from the early to mid 1970’s, and featured an offer on the back for free Ladybird books for children.

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Debbie Gibson “Electric Youth” ~ Perfume Adverts [1980’s]

“Electric Youth – The electric fragrance!”
These ads for Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” perfume are from 1989-90. It was produced by Revlon and distributed by Natural Wonder Cosmetics, which Debbie Gibson advertised between 1988-90.

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Debbie Gibson “Natural Wonder Cosmetics” ~ Makeup Adverts [1980’s]

“Pretty was never so pure.”
These ads for Natural Wonder Cosmetics by Revlon are from 1988-90, during which time Debbie Gibson was spokeswoman.

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Du Pont: Paint ~ Decorating Adverts [1958-1959]

“Buy the paint that’s worth the work… the beauty lasts!”
These super adverts for Du Pont paints date from 1958-59.

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Duke & Raveen ~ Hair Care Adverts [1964-1972]

“Sisters are different from brothers.”
These ads for men’s hair styling product Duke and their women’s range Raveen are from 1964 to 1972.

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Duke ~ Hair Care Adverts [1972] “Style Of The Week”

“Duke…It’s bold! It’s natural!”
These ads for men’s hair styling product “Duke” ran each week between April and July 1972 in Jet magazine.

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Easter Brings Eggs and Rabbits [Life, 1939]

These photos are from a Life magazine article dating 1939 which included a few lines on how toys were becoming more and popular as Easter presents, and also a little bit about why rabbits are associated with Easter.

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Easter Egg Decorating Kits ~ Packaging [1980’s]

“Create your own masterpiece in just 3 seconds!”
Here’s a selection of Easter egg decorating kits from the 1980’s, featuring the likes of Rainbow Brite, Hugga Bunch, Care Bears and more!

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Edison Electric Institute ~ Electricity Adverts [1965-1967]

“You live better electrically.”
These Gold Medallion Home ads are from 1965-67. Look how happy electricity makes them!

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Eleganza ~ Menswear Adverts [1969-1974]

“Things happen when you wear Eleganza!”
These ads for mail order company Eleganza date from 1969-74.

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Etiquet ~ Deodorant Adverts [1943]

“Should a Marine kiss a girl with his hat on?”
These ads for Etiquet antiseptic deodorant cream date from 1943.

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Eve ~ Cigarette Adverts [1971-1972]

“Smoke pretty. Eve.”
These adverts for Eve Cigarettes are from 1971-72. With their floral packaging and filter tips, these cigarettes were marketed solely at women.

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Ever Ready “Gold Seal” ~ Battery Adverts [1985-1986]

“Go Go Go Gold Seal”
These fantastic collage ads for Every Ready “Gold Seal” batteries date from 1985-86.

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Fables and Fabulous Yarns: Knit Fashions for Boys & Girls [1970]

I came across an amazing book of knitting patterns by Columbia-Minerva recently called “Fables and Fabulous Yarns: Knit Fashions for Boys & Girls” (1970). Not only does it the most fabulous photographs inside featuring floral backdrops and slightly creepy stuffed animals, but it also has a short story and poems written by Christie White Dauphin. Concept, photography & lithography by Low’s Inc.

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Fashion Fair ~ Perfume Adverts [1986-1987] “Eunece”

“It’s a girls best friend!”
These four ads for Eunece perfume by Fashion Fair are from 1986-87. These two chaps were fighting over the same lady for a long time!

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Fashion Fair Cosmetics ~ Makeup Adverts [1975-1978]

“I’m just a soul singer from Detroit.”
These ads for Fashion Fair cosmetics date from 1975-78 and feature a variety of notable black women of the time.

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Fashion Fair Cosmetics ~ Makeup Adverts [1980-1989]

“For beauty so irresistible it’s flirtatious.”
These colourful double page spread adverts for Fashion Fair Cosmetics date from 1980-89.

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Feen-A-Mint ~ Laxative Adverts [1961-1962]

“Is your new hat more important than your laxative?”
These ads for Feen-A-Mint laxatives date from 1961-62.

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Fisher Body ~ Car Adverts [1957-1959] “Hovercar” Illustrations

“Makes time stand still.”
These amazing space-age style ads for Fisher Body date from 1957-59 and are a collage of photography and illustration.

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Fisher Body ~ Car Adverts [1962-1968]

“Seat fabrics elegant enough to inspire a famous fashion designer.”
This ad campaign by Fisher Body (an automobile manufacturer owned by General Motors) ran from 1962-68. Many ads feature glamorous models wearing haute couture.

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Forstmann Woolen Company ~ Womensear Adverts [1944-1956]

“The finest woollens in the world.”
This long running ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1944-56, and ran from September to April each year. The ads had a background of three swathes of fabric with a model wearing clothes made from them.

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Forstmann Woolen Company ~ Womenswear Adverts [1941-1942]

“For Lines That Live”
This ad campaign by Forstmann Woollen Company dates from 1941-42. Each ad featured a selection of black and white photographs of the same outfit from a different shoot.

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Forstmann Woolen Company ~ Womenswear Adverts [1943-1944]

“Loomed For You”
This ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1943-44. Each ad was participially framed with woollen fabric.

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Foster Grant ~ Sunglasses Adverts [1965-1968]

“Isn’t that Peter Sellers behind those Foster Grants?”
From around 1965-68, Foster Grant ran a series of adverts featuring movie stars of the day wearing their sunglasses. Each photo had a quote by the star underneath, plus a few paragraphs about how mysteriously cool shades were. And looking at the photos, it’s hard to disagree!

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Found Under The Carpet ~ Newspaper Adverts [1959]

This selection of newspaper adverts from Nov/Dec 1959 are from various local and national UK papers.

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Frightful Trading Card Wrappers [1980’s]

“Cards – Stickers – Bubblegum”
Here’s a selection of horror movie themed trading card wrappers by Topps from the 1980’s.

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Frigidaire ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1966] “Space Age Refrigeration”

“Frigidaire announces space age refrigeration!”
These futuristic, sci-fi inspired Frigidaire ads are from 1966. They all feature sixties clad models wearing bubble space helmets (or possibly fish bowls).

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Fuzzy Wuzzy Slippers ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’s]

“Slippers for little dreamers.”
Here are some super cute furry slippers from various catalogues from the 1960-70’s.

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Gem Razors ~ Shaving Adverts [1944-1946] Illustrations by Peter Arno

“Avoid 5 O-Clock Shadow”
These busty illustrated ads for Gem razors and blades are from 1944-45 and featured artwork by Peter Arno.

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General Electric ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1985-1986]

“No one lets you experience the Power of Music like General Electric.”
These General Electric portable cassette player and hi-fi ads date from 1985-86. Red-Hot-Power!

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Gifts & Gimmicks ~ Adverts [1980’s]

The back of Boys’ Live magazine advertised everything from an ALF fan club membership and Nintendo strategy play book, to garlic bubble gum and windshield wiper glasses. You could also buy your own official nickname, a fetching pair of leather fingerless gloves, and a ventriloquists dummy which looks a bit like Sloth from Goonies.

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Gitano “Eva Joia” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Eva Joia fun fashions for girls only!”
Here are some Gitano “Eva Joia” girls fashion adverts from 1985-87. I’d totally still wear the knitted cat jumper…

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Gold Seal Linoleum ~ Flooring Adverts [1952-1957]

“The nicest things happen when you choose Gold Seal.”
These ads for Gold Seal linoleum flooring are from 1952-57.

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“Eat something ugly for Halloween.”
Here’s a selection of Halloween themed food and drink ads from various decades.

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Halloween LP Covers [1950’s, 1960’s & 1970’s]

“Shock! Terror! Fear!”
Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.

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Hanes ~ Lingerie Adverts [1954-1965]

No seams to worry about!
These pantyhose ads by Hanes date from 1954-65 and are all of a similar style.

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Hanes ~ Lingerie Adverts [1965-1967] “The Great Leg”

The great look. The great leg.
Between 1965-67, Hanes released a series of adverts with a distinctly urban feel to them, of which I’ve found four different styles.

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Hanes ~ Lingerie Adverts [1965-1970]

Sheer indulgence.
There were several styles of smaller ad campaigns from Hanes released during the sixties.

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Hanes ~ Lingerie Adverts [1973-1984] “Gentlemen Prefer”

“Gentlemen Prefer Hanes”
These unashamedly awful Hanes pantyhose adverts date from between 1973-84. Each one features a man leering at another woman’s legs whilst out with his wife or girlfriend. I don’t know about them being gentlemen, more like creepymen!

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Hanes ~ Lingerie Adverts [1979-1983] “Alive”

“No one knows I’m wearing support pantyhose.”
These Hanes Alive support pantyhose adverts date from between 1979-83.

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Hanes ~ Underwear Adverts [1960]

“It takes a wife to know the difference.”
These underwear ads for men and boys by Hanes are all from 1960.

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Happy Face Lamps ~ Penneys Catalogue [1970’s]

“Lamps with Light-Up Smiles!”
These splendidly creepy boy and girl clown lamps are from Penneys 1970 Christmas catalogue.

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Health Vests ~ Knitting Patterns [1950’s-1960’s]

“As recommended by the medical profession.”
Health vests were obviously quite the thing in England in the 1950’s, and after looking over these knitting patterns you’ll wonder how you ever survived without one.

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Helene Curtis “Gay Top” ~ Hair Care Adverts [1958-1961]

“For the Gay Top you game me Helene Curtis, I love you!”
These three adverts for Helene Curtis “Gay Top” are from 1958, 1959 & 1961.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1954]

“How to serve applause-winning Manhattans every time.”
These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1954.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1955-1956]

“Full strength – ready to serve.”
These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1955-56.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1956] Vincent Price & Billy Pearson

“Cocktails… for the holidays!”
In Nov-Dec 1956, Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails produced two ads featuring actors Vincent Price and Billy Pearson brandishing a cocktail pitcher.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1957]

“Martinis on-the-rocks straight from the Heublein bottle.”
These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1957.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1957] “You’ve Got It Made”

“Martinis on-the-rocks straight from the Heublein bottle.”
These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails and cordials are from 1957.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1961-1963] “Bored and Happy Husband”

“What this country needs is a good 25¢ Martini!”
These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails date from 1961-63.

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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1964-1967] “Better Than Most People Make”

“Most people can’t make cocktails as good as these – and I wish they wouldn’t try!”
These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails date from 1964-67 and featured a large selection of famous actors of the time.

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Hi Styles ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1974]

“Cool cats look better with Hi Styles!”
These ads for Hi Styles date from 1972-74. Far out!

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Hollywood Boulevard ~ Menswear Adverts [1975]

“Clothing to the Stars.”
These two black and white illustrated ads for Hollywood Boulevard mens shirts are from 1975.

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Home Improvements ~ DIY Articles [1969-1975] Popular Mechanics

Build This Patio Appliance Centre
These are my favourite DIY and home improvement projects from various 1969-1975 editions of Popular Mechanic magazine.

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Honda ~ Scooter Adverts [1985-1986] Celebrity Ads

In 1985-86, a rather bizarre collection of celebrities put their names to Honda Scooters for both magazine and TV commercials.

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Ilford Films ~ Photo Wallet [c.1959]

This Ilford Films photo wallet is from the 1950’s.

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Intarsia Cartoon Sweater Knitting Patterns [1980s-1990’s]

During the 1980’s-1990’s, Intarsia (a UK based company) produced over one hundred super cool knitted jumper patterns of cartoon TV characters (plus a few non-cartoon characters too). They are out of print these days, but still circulate on the second-hand market.

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International Fashions ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1975]

“Unmistakable international…unquestionably today’s fashions.”
These ads for International Fashions date from 1970-75. They feature daringly dressed men with a lady hanging around admiringly.

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Jaymar Slacks ~ Menswear Adverts [1966-1979]

“Sansabelt… the greatest thing that ever happened to men’s slacks!”
These men’s trouser ads by Jaymar are from 1966-79.

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John Menzies ~ Chart Music Adverts [1983-1986]

“For people who appreciate music…and money.”
This style of black and white ad for John Menzies chart music ran from 1983-86.

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Juleps ~ Cigarettes Adverts [1942]

“Do war nerves make you smoke too much?”
These ads for Juleps cigarettes are from 1942, most of which had a WWII theme.

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Kelvinator ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1954-1959] “Foodarama”

“And now! Fabulous “Foodarama” by Kelvinator!”
These ads for Kelvinator’s “Foodarama” fridge/freezer are from 1955-59.

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Kenya Doll by Tyco ~ Adverts [1990’s]

“The beautiful hairstyling doll.”
These Kenya doll adverts by Tyco are from 1992-95.

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Kids Cereals ~ Packaging [1980’s-1990’s]

Television, toys, games and movie cereals from the 1980’s-90’s. Mmm, artificially flavoured goodness! Oooh, and apparently peanut better and chocolate-flavoured crispy sweetened 2-grain cereal is E.T.’s favourite flavours…

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Kitchens Of Tomorrow [Life, 1943]

“Kitchens of tomorrow may look like this!”
This article is from a 1943 edition of Life magazine.

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Kmart Kids Clothing ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Kmart. Yes. Kmart.”
These ads for Kmart kids clothing are all from 1987.

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Kodak Kodacolor ~ Film Developing Envelope [c.1975]

“FFS holds prices down!”
This Kodacolor film developing envelope by Free Film Service is from the early 1970’s.

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Kotex Kotique ~ Feminine Hygiene Adverts [1969-1971]

“Come claim a private new world all for you. The Gentle Sex.”
This lovely illustrated ad campaign for Kotex Kotique feminine hygiene products date from 1969-71.

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Kraft ~ Food Adverts [1975]

“Kraft…means more than cooking.”
This ad campaign by Kraft ran in 1975. Each ad included a recipe using various Kraft products.

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Kreml ~ Hair Care Adverts [1939-1944]

“Sailor beware of holiday hair!”
These ads for Kreml hair tonic date from 1939 to 1944.

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L&M ~ Cigarette Adverts [1971-1973]

“This is L&M – super bad.”
These adverts for L&M Cigarettes are from 1971-73. They all feature funky smoking couples on dates.

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La-Z-Boy Chairs ~ Adverts [1970’s]

“A beautiful way to relax.”
These are my favourite ads for La-Z-Boy chairs, dating from 1971-76.

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Latex Balloons, Meat & Pretty Girls [Life, 1939]

“A pretty girl steps inside a latex balloon.”
I recently came across this bizarre article from 1939, demonstrating the use of latex wrapping on meat by placing a semi-dressed lady inside a giant balloon and shrink wrapping her.

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Leonardo Strassi ~ Menswear Adverts [1964-1969]

“Peppier than pepperoni and getting hotter every season!”
These ads for men’s Italian clothing line Leonardo Strassi date from 1964-69.

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Like, Totally Lisa Frank! [1980’s]

Bananas wearing zebra print bikinis, koala cheerleaders, kittens with rainbow coloured angel wings and ice cream sundae’s in space? It can only be Lisa Frank!

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LoveLines: Girls Accessories ~ Catalogues [1988]

“LoveLines”
LoveLines were a range of girls accessories produced by Delavennat in 1988. The line included sunglasses, umbrellas, bags, purses and a few other accessories.

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Lurid Lounge Wear ~ Catalogues [1970’s]

Feeling a bit hung over from all that New Year’s Eve partying? Here’s some lurid lounge wear which won’t help with that one bit!

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Magic Shaving Powder ~ Shaving Adverts [1964-1981]

“She’ll flip with your cool magic.”
These ads for Magic Shaving Powder and Magic After Shave Cream by Carson date between 1964-81.

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McCormick-Shilling Egg Dye ~ Easter Adverts [1958-1963]

“For the gayest Easter eggs!”
These two adverts for food colourings are from 1958 & 1963.

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Mele Jewellery Cases ~ Jewellery Adverts [1967-1968]

“Luxurious in every detail.”
These ads for Mele jewellery cases have the most wonderful illustrated backdrops. They are from 1967-68.

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Men’s Fashion Shoot [1970] “Machismo”

“Body-clinging knits stress masculinity with lean, sexy look.”
Ebony magazine’s September 1970 fashion shoot for men, taken in New York Central Park, was based around “machismo”. And striped trousers.

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Michelangelo Knitwear ~ Menswear Adverts [1969-1970]

The Fine Art of Italian Knits
These three ads for Michelangelo knitwear date from 1969 to 1970 and feature America Baseball player Walt Frazier.

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Midland Bank “Griffin Savers” ~ Adverts [1984-1985]

“New Griffin Savers Account has a lot to offer young savers.”
This Midland Bank advert is from 1984-85. I had the Griffin Savers Account myself and still have the dictionary and pencil case somewhere!

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Mifflin ~ Skin Care Adverts [1940-1945]

“Rub and relax with Mifflin!”
These ads for rubbing alcohol Mifflin date from 1940-44.

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Modess Meds ~ Feminine Hygiene Adverts [1954]

“Five days of new freedom.”
These fun ads for Meds tampons by Modess are from 1954.

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Movie Star ~ Lingerie Adverts [1960-1979]

“Brings out the actress in you!”
These Movie Star lingerie adverts date between 1960 and 1979.

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National Girobank ~ Adverts [1982-1984]

“Free record token when you open an account.”
These ads for National Girobank are from 1982-84. The account was for 15 to 19 year olds and offered record tokens as an incentive to open an account.

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NatWest “Ade Edmonson” ~ Adverts [1987]

“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…”
Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).

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NatWest “On Line Account” ~ Adverts [1986-1987]

“Isn’t it time you replaced your piggy bank?”
These graphic design style ads for NatWest banks On Line account are from 1986-87. The account was aimed at teenagers.

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Naugahyde ~ Adverts [1960’s]

“The Nauga is ugly, but his vinyl hide is beautiful.”
These adverts for Nauga vinyl are all from 1966-67.

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Pard ~ Dog Food Adverts [1940-1941] Illustrations by Stan Ekman

“I’m no softy, but sometimes my stomach is!”
These ads for Pard dog food from 1941 feature some very stylish illustrations by Stan Ekman.

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Parliament ~ Cigarette Adverts [1961-1963]

“If you like things neat and clean you’ll like Parliament.”
These adverts for Parliament Cigarettes are from 1961-63. They all feature blue backdrops with glamorous, white glove clad women having a smoke.

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Pepto-Bismol ~ Indigestion Adverts [1940-1947]

“I’m a girl who can’t say no!”
These ads for indigestion remedy Pepto-Bismol date from 1940-47.

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Philip Morris & I Love Lucy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1951-1954]

“Smoke for pleasure today. No Cigarette hangover tomorrow!”
Philip Morris cigarettes sponsored US TV show I Love Lucy from its premier on 15th October 1951, until Christmas 1954. As well as the TV ads, there were paper ads featuring the shows stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1938-1947]

“Call for Philip Morris.”
These ads for Philip Morris cigarettes date from 1938-47. I don’t know about you, but that bell boy creeps me out.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1947]

“Johnny On The Spot”
These four partially illustrated ads for Philip Morris cigarettes are all from 1947.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1954]

“No other cigarette gives you this assurance… this smoking pleasure.”
In 1954, Philip Morris modernised their cigarette advertising campaign with a fresh new look (no bell boys to be seen anywhere). They also had a new design of “snap-open” packaging.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955] Edwin Georgi Illustrations

“Opens in a jiffy… closes tight to keep flavour in!”
In 1955, Philip Morris cigarettes commissioned artist Edwin Georgi to create this series of wonderful illustrations for them.

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Photo Shoot [1977] Home Furnishings & Interior Design

“Four approaches to beauty and comfort.”
These very 1970’s interior design delights are from a 1977 Ebony magazine article which featured four different apartments.

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Playtex: Makeup Cape ~ Makeup Adverts [1939]

“Prelude to loveliness!”
These ads for Playtex Makeup Capes date from 1939.

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Pond’s ~ Skin Care Adverts [1958-1961] “Cold Cream”

“She’s busy… yet she’s beautiful… she uses Pond’s.”
These ads for Pond’s “Cold Cream” are from 1958-61 and feature famous actresses/models of the day, who were also busy mothers and wives.

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Pontiac ~ Car Adverts [1959-1969] Illustrations by Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman

“The only car with wide track wheels.”
These lovely illustrations for various Pontiac cars date from 1959-69. The artwork was created by Art Fitzpatrick (AF), who drew the cars, and Van Kaufman (VK), who drew the backgrounds.

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Prince Albert ~ Tobacco Adverts [1944-1949]

“Her eyes light up for the man with P.A!”
These adverts for Prince Albert Cigarettes are from 1944-49. They all feature chaps going about their business, adoring toothy women, perfect hair and pipe appeal!

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Salem ~ Cigarette Adverts [1989-1992]

Fresh On The Scene
These Salem cigarette adverts are from 1989-92. The chaps appear to be “getting fresh” with the ladies in these ads to mixed responses!

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Scary Boardgames ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’s]

“Have fun with things occult.”
Here is a selection of scary boardgames from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.

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Schneider Pens ~ Packaging [1970’s]

“Write with Schneider.”
This German Schneider pen paper bag in from the 1970’s.

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Scintilla Satin Sheets ~ Adverts [1970’s]

“All things exotic in satin.”
These slightly saucy ads for Scintilla satin bedding are from 1970-75.

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Sears ~ Lingerie Adverts [1968] “The Doesn’t Slip”

“It doesn’t cling, doesn’t creep, doesn’t twist.”
These four swinging sixties Non-Cling underwear ads by Sears are from 1968.

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Sears ~ Menswear Adverts [1968-1969] “The Men’s Store” Playboy

This series of adverts for Sears “The-Men’s-Store”, dating from 1968-69, were photographed in the New York Playboy Club.

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Sears ~ Menswear Adverts [1970-1971] “Comfort Shirt” & “Give n’ Take Slacks”

“They’ve got all the moves.”
These adverts for Sears Give-n’-Slacks and The-Comfort-Shirt date from 1970-71.

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Sears ~ Menswear Adverts [1976] “The Men’s Store” Menswear Report

“Fresh, fashionable, very wearable.”
These ads for Sears “The Men’s Store” were part of their Menswear Report campaign. They all date from 1976.

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Sedbury ~ Menswear Adverts [1970-1973]

“Fashions For Men”
These adverts for US mail order company Sedbury date from 1970-73. Bell bottom pants, open-front vests, wide lapels, cape shoulders, and all in a choice of scene stealing colours! Order mine in avocado.

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Selby “Styl-EEZ” ~ Shoe Adverts [1938-1940]

“The worlds greatest name in women’s shoes.”
These ads for Style-EEZ by Selby Shoes date between 1938-40.

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Seven-Up ~ Soda Adverts [1965] “Where There’s Action”

“The taste that’s fresh and frisky!”
Here are some Seven-Up ads from 1965 featuring young, swinging people doing various kinds of social or sporting activities.

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Sewing Patterns ~ Magazine Articles [1970’s]

“Things to make for pleasure and profit.”
Various sewing patterns clipped from 1970’s magazines.

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Silva Thins ~ Cigarette Adverts [1968-1971]

“Get in on thin.”
These sleek, black and white adverts for Silva Thins cigarettes are from 1968-71.

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Simmons “Hide-A-Bed” ~ Adverts [1940’s-1950’s]

“World’s smartest sofa hides the world’s most comfortable bed!”
These Hide-A-Bed ads by Simmons date from 1947 to 1956.

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Slick Black ~ Hair Care Adverts [1969-1980]

“Colours Grey Hair Black”
These small black and white ads for Slick Black by Valmor were used between 1969-80. Personally, I like the half-white/half-black hair look.

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Smith Bros ~ Cough Drops Adverts [1938-1942]

“Girls. You look ugly when you cough.”
These simple yet eye catching ads for Smith Bros Cough Drops date from 1938-42.

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Smith House Of Leather ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1976]

These small black and white ads for Smith House Of Leather date from 1972-76 and feature some slightly awkward models.

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Spud ~ Cigarette Adverts [1939-1940]

“Save with Spuds!”
These adverts for Spud cigarettes are from 1939-40.

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Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939-1940]

“There’s gaiety in the taste of it…”
These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1939-40.

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Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1939]

“You can taste and feel the difference.”
These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1939.

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Squibb ~ Toothpaste Adverts [1940]

“Feel fresh as a wind-whipped white cap!”
These ad’s for Squibb toothpaste date from 1940.

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Star Wars Fan Club ~ Adverts [1977-1980]

“An exciting offer for earthlings!” Here are some spectacular b&w adverts for the Star Wars Fan Club I found in Boys’ Life magazine (1977, 78 & 80). I also found two belt buckle ads, a patch ad and a flying model rocket ad.

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Sticker Madness! ~ Adverts [1984-1987]

Ahh. Memories of scratch n’ sniff stickers! Here are a selection of sticker adverts from 1984-87. I now feel like covering everything in sight in technicolour, scented stickers!

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Stopette ~ Deodorant Adverts [1950-1956]

“One poof is all the proof you need!”
These ads for Stopette deodorant are from 1950-56.

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Swank ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1974]

“Your Saturday Night 3pc special makes you the big gun.”
These small black and white ads for Swank date from 1972-74 and feature some splendidly named men’s suits, descriptions and poses.

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Swanson TV Dinners ~ Food Adverts [1955-1956]

“Have a Swanson night soon!”
These Swanson TV dinner adverts are from 1955-56. I find the simple design of these ads appealing, the food not so much.

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Swatch Watch ~ Geometric Designs [1983-1993]

Swatch (from Swiss Watch) began production in 1983. Below are my favourite geometric/graphic designs designs from 1983-1993. They started off quite plain, but by 1988 they had got really bold!
At the bottom of the page are my favourite Pop Swatch designs from 1988-1993. They first made an appearance in 1987 with a plain strap and face, and became more fancy the following year.

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Swatch Watch ~ Watch Adverts [1983-1995]

“Switch To Swatch!”
These Swatch Watch ads are from 1983 to 1995. Swatch are still going strong to this day, with many designs which look straight out of the eighties!

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Swinging Safari ~ Sears Catalogue [1960’s]

“Hunt through this and the next three pages for the animal look.”
Found in the 1969 Sears Christmas Catalogue, this delightfully understated range of safari chic. Check out the Zebra telephone!

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Tab ~ Soda Adverts [1964-1968]

“The Now Taste of Tab”
These ad’s for Tab, a low calorie soft drink made by Coca Cola, are from 1964-68.

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TCB ~ Hair Care Adverts [1984] Billy Dee Williams

“Something to believe in… tcb”
In 1984, Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams appeared in a series of adverts for TCB hair products.

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TCB ~ Hair Care Adverts [1987] Illustrated

“We make you look good!”
These three illustrated TCB ads are from April, May and June of 1987.

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Technics ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1980-1986] CD & Cassette Players

“A slight improvement on perfection.”
These Technics CD and cassette player ads date from 1980-86. They are all very sci-fi with dark backgrounds, moonscapes, lasers and grids.

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The Baby Machine ~ Newspaper Article [1959]

“And now a ‘space suit’ for mothers to be.”
This is an article from the Daily Express, Friday 20th November 1959 about a new fangled birthing contraption.

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The Bread Diet ~ Food Adverts [1939]

“Gain a youthful figure with the new bread diet!”
These ads by the American Institute Of Baking are from 1939. They recommended six slices of bread a day within their included diet to help reduce weight without losing energy. Sounds good to me!

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The Handlebar Club [1947]

Hirsute Englishmen have made a London Saloon the shrine to gentlemen who sport “smashers”.
I came across this article from 1947 about The Handlebar Club quite by chance and thought it too good not to share!

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The Machine Knitting Book by John Allen [1985]

“How to design and create beautiful garments on your knitting machine.”
The Machine Knitting Book by John Allen was published in 1985 and featured a wealth of highly dubious jumpers.

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Toshiba ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1983-1987] Cassette Players

“This deck is loaded.”
These little b/w Toshiba cassette player ads date from 1983-87. Auto-reverse. Twin deck. Graphic equalizers. Anti-roll. What more could you want?

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Toy Kitchen Sets ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1980’s]

“She’ll wash clothes, run water, turn knobs! Busy, busy in her Frigidaire kitchen! It’s all pink… and just her size!”
From mothers little helpers to mini gourmet chefs, here’s a collection of toy kitchen sets from 1962 to 1989.

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Toy Monsters ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’s]

“Crank out and paint these plastic uglies.”
Here is a selection of different types of monsters from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.

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Toy Robots ~ Catalogues [1960’s-1970’s]

“All kinds of robots are on the move.”
Here is a selection of toy robots from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.

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Toys At Woolworths ~ Adverts [1959]

This large full page ad for Woolworths toys is from the Daily Express, Friday November 20th 1959.

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Trolls Candy Mints ~ Confectionary Adverts [1946]

“Tasty, tempting, delicious!”
These ads for Trolls mint sweets are all from 1946.

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Trushay ~ Skin Care Adverts [1944-1946]

“Soft as whispers… your hands thrill him as they touch his face.”
These ads for Trushay hand lotion are from 1944-46.

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Van Raalte – Glove Adverts [1950-1962]

“Because you love nice things.”
These Van Raalte glove adverts date from 1950-62. They also produced stockings and lingerie.

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Van Raalte – Lingerie Adverts [1949-1952] Stockings

“Because you love nice things.”
Here is a small selection of my favourite Van Raalte stocking adverts from the very early 1950’s.

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Van Raalte ~ Lingerie Adverts [1935-1946]

“Because you love nice things.”
These Van Raalte lingerie ads are from 1935-46.

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Van Raalte ~ Lingerie Adverts [1950-1959]

“Because you love nice things.”
These Van Raalte lingerie ads are from the 1950’s, which had a mixture of full colour and black & white ads.

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Van Raalte ~ Lingerie Adverts [1959-1964] “VR”

“Because you love nice things.”
This striking advertising campaign featured lingerie clad ladies posing with large model letters “V” and “R”.

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Van Raalte ~ Lingerie Adverts [1963-1965]

“Opens the door to a world of nice things”
These ads from 1963-65 have a slight voyeuristic feel to them, what with the peeping through doorways at ladies in a state of undress.

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Vanity Fair ~ Lingerie Adverts [1950-1959]

“And she’ll sleep beautifully ever after.”
These ads for Vanity Fair lingerie cover the 1950’s. They all had a plain backdrop, full length bodies, and partially hidden faces. This style carried on right up to 1980 at least.

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Vanity Fair ~ Lingerie Adverts [1960-1969]

“All is vanity…”
These ads for Vanity Fair lingerie cover the 1960’s. They all had a plain, bright backdrop, full length bodies, and partially hidden faces. This style carried on right up to 1980 at least.

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Vanity Fair ~ Lingerie Adverts [1970-1979]

“The glamour girl look returns.”
These ads for Vanity Fair lingerie cover the 1970’s. They all had a plain backdrop, full length bodies, and partially hidden faces. This style carried on right up to 1980 at least.

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Veto ~ Deodorant Adverts [1957]

“Double check your charm every day.”
These Veto deodorant ads are all from 1957.

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Viceroy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970-1971]

“All the taste, all the time.”
These adverts for Viceroy Cigarettes are from 1970-72 and mostly feature fussy couples out shopping, handling the goods with one hand whilst flicking cigarette ash over everything with the other.

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Vintage Easter Egg Hunt [Life, 1949]

These images are from an article in Life magazine of an Easter Party held by Glen Taylor School, Walnut Creek, California in 1949. I love the dancing eggs!

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Warner’s ~ Lingerie Adverts [1953-1961] “Merry Widow”

“It’s simply wicked what it does for you.”
These adverts for Warner’s “Merry Widow” lingerie date from 1953 to 1961. They have a slightly sinister masquerade feel to them.

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Warner’s ~ Lingerie Adverts [1959]

“The sky’s the limit to your charms!”
These adverts for Warner’s lingerie are all from 1959 and feature a selection of painterly flying ladies.

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Waxtex ~ Kitchenwear Adverts [1942-1943]

“America’s handiest food-saver!”
These striking black and white illustrated ads for Waxtex waxed paper are from 1942-43.

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Weapons ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“It’s loaded, but only with love for you.”
Here’s a selection of weapon themed Valentines cards, featuring an array of guns, knives, hammers, and even a tank!

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Webcor ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1956-1958] “Listen Webcor”

“All music sounds better on a Webcor.”
These Webcor ads for their high fidelity fonografs and tape recorders date from 1956-58.

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Wella ~ Hair Care Adverts [1986] “Shockwaves”

“Send out Shockwaves.”
These hair product ads for Shockwaves by Wella are from 1986.

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Wembley Ties ~ Neckwear Adverts [1941-1942] “Nor-East”

“Watch him crush it!”
These ads for Wembley neckwear date from 1941-42, and featured American wrestlers of the day doing their best to wrinkle their “Nor-East” ties.

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Western Union Telegrams ~ Easter Adverts [1947-1959]

“Bunnygrams for children… Easter wires for grownups!”
These Western Union Easter telegram adverts are from 1947-1959. The Bunnygrams were signed by Peter Rabbit.

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White Swan Uniforms ~ Adverts [1971-1988]

“Professionally styled for cool efficiency.”
These ads for White Swan Uniforms are from 1971-88.

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Whitman’s Chocolates ~ Christmas Adverts [1940-1953]

“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!”
These ads for Whitman’s Chocolates date from 1940-53.

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WHSmiths ~ Stationary Adverts [1988]

“A pencil case can only take so much!”
This ad for various WHSmith stationary dates from 1988.

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Winston ~ Cigarette Adverts [1971-1973]

“How cool it is!”
These funky adverts for Winston Cigarettes are from 1971-73. The men are all situated at the front and looking directly at the viewer, whilst the women are positioned just behind looking on at the men with a range of slightly bemused or grumpy expressions.

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Woodbury ~ Skin Care Adverts [1941] “Cold Cream”

“Want a Morning Glory complexion? Take a Woodbury Beauty Nightcap tonight.”
These ads for Woodbury Cold Cream are all from 1941. Each one featured a different famous actress of the time, plus a mention of the film they were currently starring in.

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Woolworths ~ Music Adverts [1982]

“Woolworth Record Blitz”
These adverts for Woolworths are all from 1982.

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Yardley ~ Perfume Adverts [1956-1957] Madame Alexander Dolls

“Makes you feel so fresh and feminine.”
These five Yardley ads for are from 1956-57. The dolls in the images were designed by Madame Alexander, a company which has been making dolls since 1923.

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