Retro Musings

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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Beauty & Health

Including cosmetics (make-up, perfume), hair (shampoo, styling products, colouring), toiletries (teeth, skin care, feminine hygiene) and medicinal (first aid, pain relief, fitness).

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Slick Black ~ Hair Care Adverts [1969-1980]

Slick Black ~ Hair Care Adverts [1969-1980]

"Colours Grey Hair Black" These small black and white ads for Slick Black by Valmor Products were u[...]
Charles of the Ritz ~ Makeup Adverts [1956-1959]

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. [...]
Yardley ~ Perfume Adverts [1947-1948] "Bond Street" Illustrations by W K Plummer & Bernard Lamotte

Yardley ~ Perfume Adverts [1947-1948] "Bond Street" Illustrations by W K Plummer & Bernard Lamotte

"The perfume of lovely women everywhere." These ads for Yardley's "Bond Street" perfume date from 1[...]

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Entertainment

Including books, crafts, movies, TV, music, stationary and toys. All kinds of fun stuff!

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Toys At Woolworths ~ Adverts [1959]

Toys At Woolworths ~ Adverts [1959]

This large full page ad for Woolworths toys is from the Daily Express, Friday November 20th 1959. [...]
Ladybird Books "Well Loved Tales" [1960's & 1970's]

Ladybird Books "Well Loved Tales" [1960's & 1970's]

There were 27 titles in the original series "Well Loved Tales" (6O6D, Easy Reading), which were prod[...]
Scary Boardgames ~ Catalogues [1960's-1970's]

Scary Boardgames ~ Catalogues [1960's-1970's]

"Have fun with things occult." Here is a selection of scary boardgames from various catalogues rang[...]

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Fashion

Including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, underwear and lingerie. Also included are various fashion accessories, such as shoes, gloves, bags, hats, neckwear, jewellery and watches.

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Swank ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1974]

Swank ~ Menswear Adverts [1972-1974]

"Your Saturday Night 3pc special makes you the big gun." These small black and white ads for Swank [...]
Children’s Character Nightwear ~ Catalogues [1980's]

Children’s Character Nightwear ~ Catalogues [1980's]

I fancied collating children's character nightwear from 1980’s Sears, Montgomery Ward and JC Penney [...]
British Bulldog ~ Underwear Adverts [1979]

British Bulldog ~ Underwear Adverts [1979]

"Underwear that's funtawear!" These ads/leaflets for British Bulldog unisex novelty underwear date [...]

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Food & Drink

Including everything to do with food and drink!

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Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1963] "Refreshing New Feeling"

Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1963] "Refreshing New Feeling"

"Refreshing New Feeling" These Coca Cola ads date from 1963. All but two have a plain white backgro[...]
Dole ~ Fruit Adverts [1938] "Hawiian Pineapple" Illustrations by A.M. Cassandre

Dole ~ Fruit Adverts [1938] "Hawiian Pineapple" Illustrations by A.M. Cassandre

"Truly Hawaiian" These three wonderful illustrated ads for Dole "Pineapple Juice" and "Pineapple Ge[...]
Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1962-1963] "Enjoy The Lively Life"

Coca Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1962-1963] "Enjoy The Lively Life"

"Enjoy the lively life of Coke." These six Coca Cola ads date from 1962-63.[...]

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Household

Including various items relating to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, as well as decorating, electrical goods, DIY, finance and stationary.

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Simmons "Hide-A-Bed" ~ Adverts [1940's-1950's]

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 dat[...]
Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1946] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

Community ~ Cutlery Adverts [1946] Illustratrated by Jon Whitcomb

"This is for keeps." This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout [...]
Soft-Weve ~ Toilet Tissue Adverts [1957-1959]

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

"Probably the most noticed luxury in your home..." In 1957-59, Soft-Weve (by Scott) produced some b[...]

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Smoking

Including cigarettes, cigars, lighters, tobacco and pipes.

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Camel [1937-1948] Cigarette Adverts ~ Comic Strips

Camel [1937-1948] Cigarette Adverts ~ Comic Strips

"Camels never get on your nerves!" These comic strip ads for Camel cigarettes date from 1937-48 and[...]
Raleigh [1971-72] Cigarette Adverts

Raleigh [1971-72] Cigarette Adverts

"Spend a milder moment with Raleigh." These ads for Raleigh cigarettes date from 1971-72 and featur[...]
Raleigh [1970-1971] Cigarette Adverts

Raleigh [1970-1971] Cigarette Adverts

"Spend a milder moment with the quiet taste of Raleigh." These ads for Raleigh cigarettes date from[...]

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Travel & Cars

Including all kinds of trains, planes and automobiles!

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Chrysler "Dodge Dart" ~ Car Adverts [1961]

Chrysler "Dodge Dart" ~ Car Adverts [1961]

"How to own big dreams on a small budget." These car ads for Dodge Dart by Chrysler are from 1961. [...]
Shell "X-100" Motor Oil ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1951-1952] Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff

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[...]
Ford "Lincoln" ~ Car Adverts [1957-1958]

Ford "Lincoln" ~ Car Adverts [1957-1958]

"Unmistakably...the finest in the fine car field." These car ads for Lincoln by Ford are from 1957-[...]

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Miscellaneous

Things which don't fit in anywhere else or have mixed content.

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Latex Balloons, Meat & Pretty Girls [Life, 1939]

Latex Balloons, Meat & Pretty Girls [Life, 1939]

"A pretty girl steps inside a latex balloon." I recently came across this bizarre article from 19[...]
Found Under The Carpet ~ Newspaper Adverts [1959]

Found Under The Carpet ~ Newspaper Adverts [1959]

This selection of newspaper adverts from Nov/Dec 1959 are from various local and national UK papers.[...]
Crazy Croppings! ~ Adverts [1940]

Crazy Croppings! ~ Adverts [1940]

"There's gaiety in the taste of it..." This is what happens when I have a few days off and decide t[...]

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