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).
Go to Brands & Products to see a list of all the items I have added so far, or view by category or decade via the menus above and below.
These adverts for Galey & Lord are all from Sports Illustrated, with clothes aimed specifically towards that audience. The quarter-page, black and white illustrations were mainly created by artist Al Moore.
“Images Change”These C&A “Avanti” and “Clock House” mixed menswear and womenswear ads date from 1987. They all have a white background with little photos of the models posing around the letters in “Images Change”.
“A”Moods for sleeping from the old silver screen.” This fashion article is from Life magazine, April 1969. It features French actress Genevieve Gilles modelling an array of glamorous nightwear.
“What all girls desire!” These black and white illustrated ads for Spun-lo lingerie date from mid 1951-52. They had white backgrounds and a little rhyme about an expensive luxury and their cheap undies.
“So healthy for my budget!” These black and white illustrated ads for Spun-lo lingerie date from early 1951. They started off with full backgrounds, which were then reduced to just the mid section.
“She’s in love… and she loves Community.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery dates from 1954. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured sitting couples, shown from the shoulders down.