Saturday, 11 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 176 - schools

No test tubes in my collection, but I did manage to stay on a scholarly theme for this week's Sepia Saturday with this page listing advertisements for schools and colleges, taken from a 1920's London guidebook. I wonder how many of these establishments are still running today? I particularly like the selling point of Sommerville House, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, with its bracing climate but am not sure what to make of the liberal diet offered at Quarndon House, Felixstowe.

Vintage schools listing from a 1920's London guidebook
Vintage schools listing from a 1920's London guidebook


Friday, 3 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 175 - vintage cigarette advertisements

I was in two minds about staying on theme for this week's Sepia Saturday, but as long as you all promise me that these vintage cigarette adverts won't make you take up smoking, then I think we're safe. All of these advertisements were taken from Air Mail magazine (the journal of the Royal Air Forces Association) from the early 1960's.

If I am allowed a favourite here, then it would have to be this first one, for Capstan cigarettes. An all together cheesy picture showcasing some of the golfing fashions of the day.

Vintage advertisement for Capstan cigarettes, c.1960's
Vintage advertisement for Capstan cigarettes, c.1960's

The next advert for Nelson cigarettes is less striking but it's not a brand I'd heard of so included it for interest reasons.
Vintage advertisement for Nelson cigarettes, c.1960's
Vintage advertisement for Nelson cigarettes, c.1960's

Finally, in the sepia selection, we have Woodbine, for those hard working, engineer types.
Vintage advertisement for Woodbine cigarettes, c.1960's
Vintage advertisement for Woodbine cigarettes, c.1960's

In the colour section, we have two adverts from the early 1970's, complete with sideburns, taken from the back cover of Drive magazine. The men in both of these adverts look familiar, but I have no idea if they are famous or just models. Does anyone know who they are?

Vintage advertisement for Picadilly King Size cigarettes, c.1970's
Vintage advertisement for Piccadilly King Size cigarettes, c.1970's

Vintage advertisement for Picadilly King Size cigarettes, c.1970's
Vintage advertisement for Piccadilly King Size cigarettes, c.1970's

    
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