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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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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  • Diplomat Shops ~ Menswear Adverts [1973]
    "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.
  • Sedbury ~ Menswear Adverts [1970-1973]
    "Fashions For Men"
    These adverts for US mail order company Sedbury date from 1970-73. Bell bottom pants, open-front vests, wide lapels, cape shoulders, and all in a choice of scene stealing colours! Order mine in avocado.
  • Van Raalte ~ Lingerie Adverts [1959-1964] “VR”
    "Because you love nice things."
    This striking advertising campaign featured lingerie clad ladies posing with large model letters "V" and "R".

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Food & Drink

Including everything to do with food and drink!

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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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