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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  • Exotic Dreams by Ethel Azama [1959]
    "Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama."
    This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is "Exotic Dreams" by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.
  • Gifts & Gimmicks ~ Adverts [1980’s]
    The back of Boys' Live magazine advertised everything from an ALF fan club membership and Nintendo strategy play book, to garlic bubble gum and windshield wiper glasses. You could also buy your own official nickname, a fetching pair of leather fingerless gloves, and a ventriloquists dummy which looks a bit like Sloth from Goonies.
  • 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.

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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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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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