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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [1965-1970]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ~ 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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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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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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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 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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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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Wella ~ Hair Care Adverts [1986] “Shockwaves”

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

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Woolworths ~ Music Adverts [1982]

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

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