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Archive for the ‘Ephemera’ Category

  • Jazz Matches

    Jazz Matches – Have You Got a Light Boy?

    • 1738 Views • 1960s, EphemeraComments Off

    Just the thing for when you’re having a crafty jazz woodbine round the back of the bike sheds – yes, we bring you the ultimate in hip and cool smoking paraphernalia – jazz matches. Featuring all your favourite crooners, pluckers, blowers and bangers we...

  • fredericks

    Bust’n Out All Over – Frederick’s of Hollywood

    • 4753 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, FashionComments Off

    Frederick’s of Hollywood is best known for selling ladies lingerie in it’s various stores scattered across the United States of America. The underwear based business was started way back in 1947 by the inventor of the Push-up bra Frederick...

  • German Advert 1965

    Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

    • 2963 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    For the non-German speakers out there (and that includes us if we’re honest) ‘design und werbung’ translates directly as ‘design and advertising’ and as you may have guessed this comes from Germany’s seventh largest city. A veritable powerhouse of...

  • Ikea

    Swedish House Mafia – Ikea Catalogues

    • 4509 Views • 1960s, 1970s, EphemeraComments Off

    Now to Sweden and everybody’s favourite / most hated (delete as appropriate) Scandinavian, flat-pack, bargain-basement, meat-ball serving furniture store and of course, the world’s largest furniture retailer – who else could it be but Ikea or should...

  • 1960s exhibition postcards

    Look and Learn – Exhibition Postcards

    • 4447 Views • 1960s, 1970s, EphemeraComments Off

    Now it’s time to blind you with science as we take a look at the future in the past. Here we have an assortment of groovy postcards from various exhibitions and displays that were held in museums throughout America and Canada. In this scientific...