“Furs, plaids and bold colours spice men’s fashions for fall ’72.” Ebony magazine’s September 1972 fashion shoot for men was based around layering different colours, patterns and fabrics. And plaid. Lots of plaid.
“Wantu Wazuri (Beautiful People)” These ads for Afro Sheen hair care products date from 1968-73. Many of the ads used Swahili headlines.
“We spot the trends. You make them.” These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1971-75
“Underwear that’s funtawear!”
These ads/leaflets for British Bulldog unisex novelty underwear date from c.1979.
“The arts and Kraft coalition.” This ad campaign by Kraft dates from 1973-74. Each ad included a recipe using various Kraft products.
“Movin’ Together” Ebony magazine’s April 1971 fashion shoot for men was based around a “what’s his and hers” theme, with the women wearing her man’s clothes.
“We help around the home.”
These ads for various Rubbermaid household storage items date from 1977-79.
“A new art for today’s homemaker” If having bold coloured toilet paper only in your bathroom wasn’t enough, Kleenex published a 36 page booklet in 1971 full of crazy crafts to spread around the home too.
“You’ll stand out on any cool scene.” These ads for Diplomat Shops menswear are from 1973. You simply can’t go wrong with plaid elephant bell pants.
“We make Virginia Slims especially for women because they are biologically superior to me.” These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-84 and were slightly tongue in cheek.
“You’ve come a long way baby.” These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1971-79.
“You’ve come a long way baby.” These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-79.
“Get in on the swinging sound!” Here’s a selection of images featuring children playing musical instruments from various catalogues dating from 1970-90’s.
“Rise On!” These ads for Flagg Bros menswear, shoes and accessories date from 1972-79.
“Flagg shoes, for the outspoken few.” These ads for Flagg Bros men’s shoes date from 1966-72.
“What this generation needs is a formal education.”These ads for After Six formal menswear date from 1956 to 1979.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.