“Rub and relax with Mifflin!”These ads for rubbing alcohol Mifflin date from 1940-44.
“I’m a girl who can’t say no!”These ads for indigestion remedy Pepto-Bismol date from 1940-47.
“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!” These ads for Whitman’s Chocolates date from 1940-53.
“Gifts that say Merry Christmas with every puff!”These Christmas ads for Camels and Prince Albert cigarettes and tobacco date from 1940-58.
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.
“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.
“The worlds greatest name in women’s shoes.” These ads for Style-EEZ by Selby Shoes date between 1938-40.
“Tasty, tempting, delicious!” These ads for Trolls mint sweets are all from 1946.
“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.
“Loomed For You”This ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1943-44. Each ad was participially framed with woollen fabric.
“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.
“Professionally styled for cool efficiency.”These ads for White Swan Uniforms are from 1971-88.
“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.
“Why be the goat every time you light your pipe?” These ads for Bond Street tobacco date from 1942-44.
“Do war nerves make you smoke too much?” These ads for Juleps cigarettes are from 1942, most of which had a WWII theme.
“Costumes galore!” Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!
“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.
“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.
“Have fun with things occult.” Here is a selection of scary boardgames from various catalogues ranging from the 1960’s-70’s.
“Cards – Stickers – Bubblegum” Here’s a selection of horror movie themed trading card wrappers by Topps from the 1980’s.
“Eat something ugly for Halloween.” Here’s a selection of Halloween themed food and drink ads from various decades.
“Shock! Terror! Fear!” Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.
“From here to victory, it’s Chesterfield.” These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1942-45, and all had a WWII theme.
“The way to more smoking pleasure.” These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-42.
“They’ll give you more pleasure.” These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1937-38.
“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.
“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.
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for ponchos, cloaks and shawls. They date from 1967-77.