Saturday, 27 September 2014

Sepia Saturday 246 - vintage advertisements for tents

I was initially stumped by this week's Sepia Saturday theme, but following a search through some of my vintage magazines I came across these two vintage advertisements on the theme of tents and camping, and also managed to get a motorbike related advert in too, so doubly on theme.

I lobe the concept of the seaside bathing tent, providing comfort and convenience for seaside pleasures.

Vintage advertisement for a seaside bathing tent
Vintage advertisement for a seaside bathing tent 

Vintage advertisement for tents and a motorbike helmet
Vintage advertisement for tents and a motorbike helmet

    

7 comments:

  1. Not much of a helmet by today's standards, is it?

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  2. Congrats on the double whammy of tent and helmet.

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  3. To find tents and a helmet on a two page spread must be unusual. I wonder what the odds ahainst doing that were.

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  4. I 'love' how drawings of tents always make them look so taut & smooth . . . as though they really look like that when set up ordinary campers. Or, in more modern times, pictures of tents set up in a controlled atmosphere by experts. We campers know how they look in real life! Taut & smooth in the hot sun, perhaps; but shrunken & wrinkled in the night air!

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  5. Did one change clothes in a bathing tent--change from clothes to bathing suit and back again? "Comfort and convenience for seaside pleasures?" Hmmmm...

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  6. The bathing tent is interesting. It never occurred to me that families could bring their own tents for changing on the beach.

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  7. I like the depiction of the coy lady peeping out of the tent.

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