Retro Musings includes magazine adverts and catalogue scans from 1930’s to 1990’s, plus anything else which takes my fancy (like LP covers and knitting patterns).
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"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.
"Great expectations...great refreshment." These illustrated ads for Carling's "Red Cap" ale date from 1948-49, with illustrations by L.M. Simpson.
"How to own big dreams on a small budget." These car ads for Dodge Dart by Chrysler are from 1961. They didn't have a tagline as such, but all had "Dodge Dart!!" somewhere on them.
"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.
"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.
"Silky Red Cap. Silky Carling's." These illustrated ads for Carling's "Red Cap" ale date from 1947-48. They all had dark green backgrounds and a mixture of outline and full illustrations.
"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.
"Comfort-Conditioned Homes!" These ads for Fiberglas insulation, screening, and panelling by Owns-Corning date from 1957-60.
"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.
"Outstanding!" These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1947-49. They were all long, half-page ads with a bright red background and plain white text.
"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.
"Luckies tastes better!" These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1953.