Including various items relating to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, as well as decorating, electrical goods, DIY, finance and stationary. Below are the brands and products in this category.
“Exciting as a night on the town…” These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.
“C is for Cat…and so is Puss ‘n Boots”These ads for Puss ‘n Boots cat food date from 1947-48, with illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky.
“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.
“Campus tested! Campus approved!”These ads for Bates bedding and matching draperies are from 1941-49.
“America’s handiest food-saver!”These striking black and white illustrated ads for Waxtex waxed paper are from 1942-43.
“Kitchens of tomorrow may look like this!”This article is from a 1943 edition of Life magazine.
“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.
“A beautiful way to relax.” These are my favourite ads for La-Z-Boy chairs, dating from 1971-76.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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!
“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.
“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).
“Go Go Go Gold Seal” These fantastic collage ads for Every Ready “Gold Seal” batteries date from 1985-86.
“The nicest things happen when you choose Gold Seal.” These ads for Gold Seal linoleum flooring are from 1952-57.
“All things exotic in satin.” These slightly saucy ads for Scintilla satin bedding are from 1970-75.
“World’s smartest sofa hides the world’s most comfortable bed!” These Hide-A-Bed ads by Simmons date from 1947 to 1956.
“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.
“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!
“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?
“A new experience in “360” high-fidelity.” These Columbia “listening in depth” ads date from 1957-58.
“Buy the paint that’s worth the work… the beauty lasts!”These super adverts for Du Pont paints date from 1958-59.
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).
These ads for Kelvinator’s “Foodarama” fridge/freezer are from 1955-59. After my initial amazement at the amount of food stored inside, my main thought was “why have they put bananas in the freezer?”. Turns out, there was a special unrefrigerated place added specifically to store bananas!
“You live better electrically.” These Gold Medallion Home ads are from 1965-67. Look how happy electricity makes them!
“Lamps with Light-Up Smiles!” These splendidly creepy boy and girl clown lamps are from Penneys 1970 Christmas catalogue.