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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • On The Cards – Greetings From The Sixties

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    The greeting card ritual can be traced way back to the ancient Chinese who exchanged good will messages for the New Year. By the 15th century the custom of sending cards continued throughout Europe. One of the first examples of a Valentine’s Day card...

  • Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

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    G’day mate. A few words on Australia Women’s Weekly or simply The Weekly as it is more commonly known. For ages it was the biggest selling magazine down under but has recently been usurped by Better Homes & Gardens. The Weekly has been going over 80...

  • Flower Powered – The Mod Top Car

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    When the sixties had finally stopped swinging and The Who’s singer Roger Daltrey started wearing tassels, the word “Mod” became a word that advertisers casually used to brand anything. There was Barbie’s partner Ken with his Mod...

  • Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    • 8835 Views • 1960s, Literature, MusicComments Off on Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    The life and times of pioneering American musician Ray Charles has been well documented over the years, so we won’t go into great detail with a lengthy biography of the man that was sometimes known as “The Genius”. Another reason to keep...

  • 1967 Ban The Bomb London Protest

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    We’re partial to a good photo collection that features a protest from the past. Whether it’s angry Trekkies protesting about the cancellation of Star Trek in 1968 or snaps that have captured more serious issues like the March against Racism...

  • Twenty Alan Aldridge Book Covers

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    Avid readers of Voices of East Anglia may remember that we’ve previously covered the work of psychedelic artist and designer Alan Aldridge in our post titled The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes Here we take a look at Aldridge’s book cover designs and...

  • The Honeywell Kitchen Computer

    • 9639 Views • 1960s, FuturisticComments Off on The Honeywell Kitchen Computer

    We tend to forget how far we’ve progressed in the last half-century or so when it comes to labour saving devices in and around the house. Before the days of automatic washing machines a whole day literally needed to be put aside to do the weekly laundry and...

  • The Best Photos from Jet Magazine

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    Do you want to see Jazz singing legend Billie Holiday (sort of) skiing in Switzerland? Have you ever wanted to see a pipe smoking model strut down a catwalk? Have you ever pondered what Soul man Chuck Jackson would like as a Beatle?  Well, you’ve...

  • The Vest of Everything

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    Ah yes, the humble vest or as it is also known the waistcoat or weskit. An item beloved of snooker players, wearers of dodgy suits, those crazy steampunk types, Germans and apparently Take That too. We’ve covered a broad spectrum there for sure. It seems...

  • Walter Pichler – Austrian Avant-Garde Architectural Artist

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    Sometimes people are defined by a single event or moment in their lives despite there often being a multitude of other reasons they could go down in history. Step forward Walter Pichler, noted Austrian artist and architect and the man who invented the TV...