1847 Rogers Bros ~ Cutlery Adverts [1939-1945]

“America’s Finest Silverplate”
These celebrity endorsed ads for 1847 Rogers Bros cutlery date from 1939-45.

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Akai ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1986]

“Okay, Akai.”
These three ads are from a triple page spread for Akai CD players, receivers and video players, dating from 1986.

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American Gas Association ~ Energy Adverts [1941-1947] Illustrations

“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!”
These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.

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AMi ~ Jukebox Adverts [1960-1964]

“Exciting as a night on the town…”
These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.

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Bank America: Travellers Cheques ~ Adverts [1960] Illustrated

“”Money only you can spend.”
These illustrated ads for Bank America travellers cheques date from 1960. They were all long half-page ads with tri-colour block prints of various worldwide destination by an unknown artist.

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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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Bendix ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1946-1947]

“I’m out of the washday picture!”
These ads for Bendix washing machines are from 1946-47.

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Cannon Towels ~ Bathroom Adverts [1940-1943]

“Make dream bathrooms come true!”
These ads for Cannon towels date from 1940-43. Cannon also produced sheets and hosiery.

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Cannon Towels ~ Bathroom Adverts [1943-1944] Illustrated by Stevan Dohanos, Fred Ludekens and James Bingham

“True Towel Tales”
These six ads for Cannon towels date from 1943-44, illustrated by Stevan Dohanos, Fred Ludekens and James Bingham.

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Cannon Towels ~ Bathroom Adverts [1944-1946]

“Wake Up and Dream!”
These ads for Cannon towels, dating from 1944-46, featured an array of towel-clad ladies drying themselves off in the bathrooms of tomorrow.

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Cannon Towels ~ Bathroom Adverts [1946-1955]

“Show your colours!”
These ads for Cannon towels date from 1946-55.

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Children’s Character Bedding [1970’s-1980’s]

Following on from my post about 1980’s character nightwear, I decided to look into character bedding. These images are from various US Christmas catalogues dating from 1974-86.

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Children’s Character Sleeping Bags & Tents [1970’s-1990’s]

Following on from my post about character bedding, I decided to look into character sleeping bags and tents. These images are from various US Christmas catalogues dating from 1974-92.

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Club Aluminum ~ Cookware Adverts [1945-1947]

“Hello, full-flavour cooking!”
These eye-catching, black-background ads for Club Aluminum cooking pots and pans date from 1945-47.

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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 ~ 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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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1942-1943 Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb & Alex Ross

“These are the things we are fighting for.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery date from 1942-43. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb, Alex Ross plus a few unsigned illustrations.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1943-1945] Illustrations by Jon Whitcomb & Michael

“Back home for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery date from 1943-45.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1946] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“This is for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1946. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young couples getting married.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1947] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“Let’s make it for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1947. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young couples who plan to get married.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1948-1949] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“The happiest brides have Community.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1948 and 1949. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured happy young brides.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1950] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“Yours to live with… yours to love… for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1950. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married or engaged couples.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1951-1952] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“…for keeps.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1951 until mid 1952. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young engaged couples embracing.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1952-1953] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“She’s in love… and she loves Community.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran from late 1952 and throughout 1953. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married women daydreaming about their new cutlery.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1954] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

“She’s in love… and she loves Community.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery dates from 1954. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured sitting couples, shown from the shoulders down.

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Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1955]

“Together – you’ll be proud of your Community.”
These ads for Community silverplate cutlery dates from 1955. The ads featured happy couples sharing a meal (mostly).

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Congoleum-Nairn ~ Floor & Wall Covering Adverts [1948-1949]

“Walls go gay!”
These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.

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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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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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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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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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Eversharp Pens ~ Stationary Adverts [1943-1946]

“How would YOU answer the $64 question”
These ads for Eversharp pens and repeater pencils date from 1943-46.

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Fairbanks-Morse “Automatic Coal Burners” ~ Heating Adverts [1941]

“Man, that’s not the work for a lovely wife!”
These ads for “Automatic Coal Burners” by Fairbanks-Morse date from 1941.

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Fels Naptha Soap ~ Laundry Adverts [1936-1939]

“Banish title-tattle grey!”
These black and white, long half-page ads for Fels Naptha Soap date from 1936-39.

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Fiberglas by Owns-Corning ~ Home Improvement Adverts [1957-1960]

“Comfort-Conditioned Homes!”
These ads for Fiberglas insulation, screening, and panelling by Owns-Corning date from 1957-60.

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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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Fur-tastic Bathroom Accessories of the 1970’s

Welcome madam, sir! Looking for some dubiously unhygienic fur coverings for your bathroom furniture? Well, step back into the 1970’s, you’ve come to the right place!

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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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General Electric ~ Lighting Adverts [1946-1947] “G.E Lamps”

“Are Bulbsnatchers people?”
These ads for G.E Lamps, produced by General Electric, date from 1946-47 and featured different celebrities of the time “bulbsnatching”!

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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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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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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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Ilford Films ~ Photo Wallet [c.1959]

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

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Kellogg’s “Gro-Pup” ~ Dog Food Adverts [1950-1951]

“It’s made me what I am today!”
These ads for Kellogg’s “Gro-Pup” dry dog food date from 1950-51.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morrell “Red Heart” ~ Dog Food Adverts [1950-1951] Illustrated

“Love that Red Heart!”
These illustrated ads for Morrell “Red Heart” tinned dog food date from 1950-51.

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Nairn Linoleum ~ Flooring Adverts [1940-1941]

“Why, yes, your kitchen will be as gay and time-saving as these if you re-do it the ‘Never Before’ way!”
These ads for Nairn linoleum flooring are from 1940-41.

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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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Philco ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1948] “Alice’s Adventures in Philcoland” Illustrated

“So WONDERful, it’s fit for a Queen!”
This ad campaign for Philco refrigerators date from 1948 and featured illustrated characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Philips ~ Hi-Fi Adverts [1986-1987] Illustrated

“More woofers than Battersea dogs home.”
This illustrated ad campaign for various Philips CD/cassette players is from 1986-87.

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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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Puss ‘n Boots ~ Cat Food Adverts [1947-1948] Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky

“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.

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Relax Maths! Texas Instruments ~ Adverts [1990’s]

These fun Italian adverts for Texas Instruments are both from 1990. I don’t remember maths being so cool!

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Rinso ~ Laundry Adverts [1945]

“Whistle while you wash!”

These ads for Rinso laundry detergent are from 1945.

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Rubbermaid ~ Kitchenware Adverts [1977-1979]

“We help around the home.”

These ads for various Rubbermaid household storage items date from 1977-79.

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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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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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Soft-Weve ~ Toilet Tissue Adverts [1957-1959]

In 1957-59, Soft-Weve (by Scott) produced some beautiful fairytale style adverts for their toilet tissue. Featuring glamorous ladies wearing dresses specially designed to match the colourful toilet rolls they so decorously caress, it is easy to forget just what is being advertised!

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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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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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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 Kleenex Boutique Collection ~ Toilet Tissue Adverts [1968-1971]

“The Kleenex Boutique Collection is in… and bathroom tissue has gone glorious. Gone honest-to-Kleenex soft!”
Kleenex Boutique was produced from the late 1960’s to the early 1980’s. Bold colours and crazy paisley toilet paper and tissues, perfect to colour co-ordinate with your furry toilet seat cover!

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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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Underwood “Golden Touch” ~ Typewriter Adverts [1956-1958]

“It’s like wearing magic gloves!”
These ads for Underwood “Golden Touch” typewriters date from 1956-58.

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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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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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Westclox ~ Clock Adverts [1967-1968]

“Big Ben’s family name is Westclox.”
These ads for Westclox clocks date from 1967-68.

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Westinghouse ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1944-1945] “Laundromat”

“To a man’s heart through his hide!”
These ads for the Westinghouse “Laundromat” washing machine date from 1944-45.

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Westinghouse ~ Kitchen Appliance Adverts [1946-1949]

“Every house needs Westinghouse!”
These style of ad campaign for various Westinghouse kitchen electricals date from 1946-49.

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Westinghouse ~ Lighting Adverts [1941-1942] “Mazda Lamps” Illustrations

“For better sight use better light!”
These black and white illustrated ads for Mazda Lamps, produced by Westinghouse, date from 1941-42. Unfortunately the artist/artists didn’t sign them so I don’t know who they are by.

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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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Wurlitzer ~ Jukebox Adverts [1947] Illustrated by Albert Dorne

“Thrill to the tone and beauty!”
These illustrated Wurlitzer jukebox ads date from 1947-48, with artwork by Albert Dorne.

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