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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Entertainment

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

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  • “The Sweet and the Swingin'” by Paul Weston [1960]
    "A fresh contrast of melodic strings and swinging vocal patterns."
    This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is "The Sweet and the Swingin'" by Paul Weston, released in 1960.
  • Kleenex “Paper-Tique” ~ Craft Book [1971]
    "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.
  • 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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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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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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Smoking

Including cigarettes, cigars, lighters, tobacco and pipes.

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Travel & Cars

Including all kinds of trains, planes and automobiles!

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Miscellaneous

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

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