“Life Stride” Brown Shoe Company ~ Women’s Shoe Adverts [1958-1963]

“The young point of view in shoes.”
These ads for “Life Stride” women’s shoes by Brown Shoe Company date from 1958-63.

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“Pedwin” Brown Shoe Company ~ Men’s Shoe Adverts [1954-1958]

“The top goes down, the style goes up!”
These ads for “Pewdin” men’s shoes by Brown Shoe Company date from 1954-58 where I have found four different styles of ads.

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“Roblee” Brown Shoe Company ~ Men’s Shoe Adverts [1955-1958]

“The open-collar feeling in leather.”
These ads for “Roblee” men’s shoes by Brown Shoe Company date from 1955-58.

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Acrilan ~ Womenswear Adverts [1954]

“Gay young fashions in a remarkable fabric.”
These women’s fashion ads for Acrilan fabric date from 1954.

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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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After Six ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1979]

“What this generation needs is a formal education.”
These ads for After Six formal menswear date from 1956 to 1979.

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American Made Toys ~ Christmas Toy Adverts [1950]

“Christmas time is toy time. Give American toys.”
This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1950. Following the ad were five pages full of various American manufactured toys.

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American Made Toys ~ Christmas Toy Adverts [1951]

“Christmas time is toy time. Give American toys.”
This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1951. Following the ad were six pages full of various American manufactured toys.

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Animals ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“I’ll be sunk if you won’t be my Valentine!”
Here’s a selection of animal themed Valentines cards, because nothing expresses love quite like creepy monkeys and suicidal skunks.

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Arrow Shirts ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1957]

“Fashion…a man’s world too.”
These ads for Arrow Shirts date from 1956-57.

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Avondale ~ Fashion Fabric Adverts [1958-1959]

“The liveliest colours in cotton.”
These fashion fabric ads for Avondale perma-pressed cottons date from 1958-59.

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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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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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Botany ~ Menswear Adverts [1955] “Camera”

“Brings better fashion into focus.”
These ads for Botany “Camera” men’s fashions date from 1955. They were thin, full height third-page ads featuring disembodied clothing, cameras for heads, and bright coloured backgrounds.

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Bromo-Seltzer ~ Antacid Adverts [1950-1951]

“Where others fail Bromo-Seltzer works.”
These split-head ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1950, with a change of design into 1951.

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Cakes, Sweets & Puddings ~ Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1959]

“When I’m eating Jell-O I wish I were a reindeer!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed sweet and desert adverts dating from 1951-59.

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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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Cannon Towels ~ Bathroom Adverts [1946-1955]

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

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Charles of the Ritz ~ Makeup Adverts [1956-1959]

“Individual beauty, made to order!”
These ads for Charles of the Ritz cosmetics date from 1956-59, many of which were photographed through textured glass.

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Cheers! ~ Christmas Ale Adverts [1950-1959]

“Something more than beer… a tradition in hospitality!”
“Something more than beer… a tradition in hospitality!”

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Chesterfield ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1956]

“Chesterfield for a happy holiday!”
These Christmas ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-56.

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Chivas Regal ~ Whisky Adverts [1958-1960] Illustratrated

“”Scotland’s prince of whiskies.””
These illustrated ads for Chivas Regal whisky ran from 1958-60. The artists included Phil Hays, Herbert Danska, Antonio Frasconni, Sven Palmquist, Alfred D. Crim, and Harvey Woolhiser. Each advert used a different artist, commissioned to create an interpretation of Robert the Bruce using various art forms.

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Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1950-1959]

“The perfect gift for every filter smoker on your list!”

Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette, cigar, pipe and lighter adverts from 1950 to 1959.

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Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1958]

“Holiday time is pizza party time!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed food adverts dating from 1951-58.

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Christmas Soda Adverts [1951-1959]

“It’s time for parties by the dozen!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed soda adverts dating from 1951-59.

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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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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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Cocktails Anyone? by Bob Creash Quintet [1958]

“All-time favourites with a solid beat.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Cocktails Anyone?” by Bob Creash Quintet, 1958.

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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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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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Cutter Cravat ~ Neckwear Adverts [1951-1953] “Artist Originals”

“America’s most-wanted gift tie!”
These ads for Cutter Cravat “Artist Originals” ties date from 1951-53.

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Dick Schory and The Percussive Art Ensemble “Re-purcussion” [1957]

Today’s musical delights are brought to you by Dick Schory and The Percussive Art Ensemble with Re-Percussion from 1957. It’s everything the cover implies it is!

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Dr West’s ~ Toothbrush Adverts [1947-1952] Artwork by Bauman-Greene

“Package of smiles!”
These graphic style ads for Dr West’s “Miracle Tuft” toothbrushes date from 1947-52, with photography by Bauman-Greene.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1958] Dacron/Orlon

“The cool way to stay neat all day!”
These ads for men’s trousers made from Du Pont “Dacron” polyester and “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1956-58. The ads featured a pair of men’s legs in the foreground and woman in the background.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1956-1959] Dacron/Orlon/Nylon

“Comfort in action!”
These ads for men’s fashions made from Du Pont “Dacron” polyester, “Orlon” acrylic fibre, and “Nylon” date from 1956-59. The ads feature men in various sporting and leisure scenarios.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1957] Orlon “Extra Point”

“Extra Point: Orlon”
These ads for men’s suits made from Du Pont “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1957. The ads all show men standing in front of a faint American Football scene.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1958] Orlon “Adds The Future”

“In fall slacks Orlon adds the future.”
These ads for men’s suits and slacks made from Du Pont “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1958. The ads had little illustrations of spaceships, satellites, and other flying crafts at the bottom.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1958] Orlon “Light and Neat”

“So light, so neat!”
These ads for men’s suits made from Du Pont “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1958. The ads featured a close up shot of a man’s jacketed torso on one side, with a full length shot in the distance on the other. The backgrounds were illustrations of fun outdoor activities.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1958] Orlon “The Age Of Orlon”

“The age of Orlon.”
These ads for men’s suits and slacks made from Du Pont “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1959. The ads had a space theme with plants, rockets and spacemen in the background.

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Du Pont ~ Menswear Adverts [1959] Zelan

“You can wash this coat!”
These ads for jackets and coats treated with Du Pont “Zelan” water replant date from 1959. Each long half page ad featured models braving the outdoors.

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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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DuBarry ~ Makeup Adverts [1947-1951] “Beauty Preparations”

“Who is she?”
This black & white ad campaign for DuBarry beauty preparations ran from 1947 until at least 1951.

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Embassy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950]

“Do you think you are smoking too much?”
These ads for Embassy cigarettes are from 1950 and feature smokers solemnly contemplating the amount they puff.

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Ethyl ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1950-1952] Illustrated

“There’s a big difference between a lion and a dandelion.”
This somewhat bizarre illustrated ad campaign by Ethyl gasoline ran from 1950 to the beginning of 1952.

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Exotic Dreams by Ethel Azama [1959]

“Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Exotic Dreams” by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.

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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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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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Fleischmann~ Whisky Adverts [1959-1965]

“Fleischmann’s is the big buy!”
These ads for Fleischmann’s whisky date from 1959-65.

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Ford “Lincoln” ~ Car Adverts [1957-1958]

“Unmistakably…the finest in the fine car field.”
These car ads for Lincoln by Ford are from 1957-58.

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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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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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Fresh ~ Deodorant Adverts [1946-1951]

“Be lovely to love.”
These ads for Fresh deodorant are from 1946-51. The design changed very little over the years, always featuring a kissing couple wearing glamorous evening attire.

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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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Halloween Adverts [1950’s]

“The goblins’ll getcha if you don’t hand out!”
Here’s a selection of Halloween themed ads from the 1950’s, which includes everything from candy to shoe polish!

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Halloween Food & Drink Adverts

“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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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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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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Kent ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“Don’t you, too, deserve Kents?”
These ads for Kent cigarettes are from 1955-56.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1958-1959] “Snow Fresh” Illustrated by Bourke, Lewring & Buckham

“As cool and clean as a breath of fresh air.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1958-59. The illustrated ads featured couples in cool or fresh outdoors locations.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949-1950] “Luckies pay more!”

“Luckies pay more!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1949-50.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950-1952] “Be happy-go lucky!”

“Be happy-go lucky!”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950-52.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950] “Never a rough puff!”

“Never a rough puff!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950 and featured various celebrities of the time.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1953] “Luckies tastes better!”

“Luckies tastes better!”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1953.

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Marlboro Shirt Co. ~ Menswear Adverts [1955-1956] Illustratrated

“Caresses like cashmere… washes like magic!”
These illustrated ads for men’s sportswear by Marboro Shirt Co. date from 1955-56.

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Marlboro Shirt Co. ~ Menswear Adverts [1955] Illustratrated

“Sports shirts with a flair for style!”
These illustrated ads for men’s sportswear by Marboro Shirt Co. date from 1955. The ads were a mixture of chalk figures and painted shirts.

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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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Meat! ~ Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1959]

“Christmas cheer by the panful!”
These Christmas themed ads for various festive meat products date from 1951-59.

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Meat! ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“I’d like to MEAT a Valentine. How about you?”
Here’s a selection of meat themed Valentines cards.

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Menswear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1951-1959]

“Every man’s idea of Christmas!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed menswear adverts dating from 1951-59.

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Miller ~ Ale Adverts [1959-1960] “High Life” Illustrated by John McCormack

“The champagne of bottle beer.”
This illustrated ad campaign for Miller “High Life” lager dates from 1959-60, with artwork by by John McCormack.

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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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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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Music For Gracious Living ~ Peter Barclay and his Orchestra [1955]

In 1955, record company Columbia released a set of five LP’s featuring the instrumental stylings of Peter Barclay and his Orchestra. The technicolour cover photographs encapsulate the ideal American family in a wonderfully cheesy/creepy way, and the back covers were full of helpful hints and even recipes to help make every occasion perfect.

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Norelco & Remington ~ Christmas Shaving Adverts [1954-1959]

“If Santa Claus shaved, this is what he’d use!”
Here are some vintage Christmas themed shaving adverts by Norelco and Remington, dating from 1954-59.

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Northwestern School of Taxidermy ~ Adverts [1910-1953]

“For fun and profit!”
These ads for Northwestern School of Taxidermy date between 1910 and 1953. They are all from Popular Mechanics magazine.

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Old Gold ~ Cigarette Adverts [1948-1954]

“For a treat instead of treatment… light an Old Gold!”
These ads for Old Gold cigarettes date from 1948-54.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949-1953] “Throat Scratch”

“Guard against throat-scratch.”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1949-53. They were all full page ads with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smoking busts.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1953-1954] “Smooth Smoking”

“Let your throat enjoy smooth smoking!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1953-54. They were very similar to the later ads of previous campaign, with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smokers.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1954-1956] “Reward Yourself”

“Reward yourself!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1954-56. As per their previous ad campaigns, all illustrations of happy smokers were black and white, with red text on the white background or white text on a solid red background.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1956-1957] “Mildness Is Pleasure”

“Mildness is a pleasure with Pall Mall.”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1956-57. Where previously they had all been illustrated, they were now a mixture of illustration or black and white photo. All still had red block backgrounds with white text, or red text on white as per older campaigns.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1957-1960] Illustrated by Mary Blair

“So friendly to your taste!”
These stylised ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1957-59. They were illustrated by Disney artist Mary Blair.

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Parliament ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“You’re so smart to smoke Parliaments.”
These ads for Parliament cigarettes date from 1955-56. Specifically aimed at women, they featured various objects and accessories cleverly made from cigarettes.

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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 [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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Planes, Trains & Automobiles! ~ Christmas Travel Adverts [1950-1959]

“Yours, for a merry merry Christmas with the world’s most modern car!”
Here is a selection of travel related Christmas themed ads, dating from 1950-59. Included are adverts for cars, bikes, planes, boats, trains, and car maintenance.

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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 “Eight” ~ Car Adverts [1951]

“Dollar for dollar you can’t beat a Pontiac.”
These car ads for Pontiac “Eight” are from 1951.

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Provocative Percussion (Vol 1) by Terry Snyder and the All Stars [1959]

“A flight into new areas of sonic and musical experience.”
This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Provocative Percussion” by Terry Snyder and the All Stars from 1959.

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Renault “Dauphine” ~ Car Adverts [1958-1959]

“Driving is fun again!”
These car ads for Renault “Dauphine” are from 1958-59.

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Retro Yuletide Jumpers [1950’s-1980’s]

Here is a fine selection of images from the front of festive knitting patterns.I just can’t decide which one I love most! Not that I’d ever wear one…

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Schick ~ Christmas Shaving Adverts [1950-1958]

“Smooth new idea for her Christmas stocking!”
These Christmas themed shaving adverts by Schick date from 1950-58.

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Schlitz ~ Ale Adverts [1948-1950] Illustrated

“I was curious… I tasted it…”
These illustrated ads for Schlitz beer date from 1948-50. They all featured three strips of illustrations with curious men tasting a new beverage.

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Seven-Up ~ Soda Adverts [1952-1963] “Ice Cream Floats”

“Boys like girls who make Seven Up Floats!”
These Seven-Up “Float” adverts date between 1952 and 1963. Yummy!

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Shell “X-100” Motor Oil ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1951-1952] Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff

“Your engine makes this much acid every day.”
These amazing illustrated ads for Shell “X-100” motor oil date from 1951-52 and featured artwork by Boris Artzybasheff.

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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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Singer Sewing Machine ~ Christmas Adverts [1950s-1970’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas sewing machine adverts from 1950-70’s.

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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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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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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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Tareyton “Twosome” ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“The Tareyton Twosome”
This ad campaign for Tareyton cigarettes dates from 1955-56 and featured different sets of twins.

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Tareyton ~ Cigarette Adverts [1957]

“Mildness makes the difference.”
This ad campaign for Tareyton cigarettes dates from 1957.

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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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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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Underwear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1950-1959]

“You’ve never given stockings like these!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed underwear adverts dating from 1950-59.

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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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Vacuum Cleaners ~ Christmas Electrical Adverts [1951-1959]

“Christmas morning she’ll be happier with a hoover!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themes ads for various brands of vacuum cleaners, which was enough to make any 1950’s housewife very happy. They date between 1951-59.

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Valentines Heart Adverts [1950’s]

“A Valentine should be so tender.”
Here’s a selection of valentine heart themed adverts from the 1950’s, featuring a selection of goods from shirts to peas!

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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 [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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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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Veto ~ Deodorant Adverts [1957]

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

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Vintage Halloween Greeting Cards [1940’s – 1960’s]

This is a selection of some of my favourite vintage Halloween postcards I’ve gathered together on over the past few days (edited to bring their colours out). There are some right mad ones in there!

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Vintage Valentines Greeting Cards

“My heart I serve to you.”
Here’s a mixed selection of vintage Valentines day cards, featuring romantic themes such as dentures, fire-eating, cannibalism, underwear and illness!

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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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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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Wembley Ties ~ Neckwear Adverts [1948-1951]

“For me who have modern fashion ideas.”
These adverts for Wembley’s bold patterned ties are from 1948-51.

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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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Witches, Ghosts & Ghouls ~ Valentines Day Greeting Cards

“I make no bones about it – you are the one for me!”
Here’s a selection of spooky Halloween themed Valentines cards.

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Womenswear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1951-1959]

“Here’s the gift that she’ll adore… gay new plaids by Ship’n Shore!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed womenswear and family fashion adverts dating from 1951-59.

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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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