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Archive for the ‘Ephemera’ Category

  • Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    • 4064 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    We like a tidy office here at VoEA and we also hate litter bugs. Ooh yes we do. So now we’ll cast our eyes back to somewhere around 1973 and the then campaign by the good people at Keep Britain Tidy. An organisation that was first established back in...

  • Johnson C. Smith University – 1970 Yearbook

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    2016 has been a funny old year in many ways and recent events in the USA have only served to emphasise the strange times we’re currently living through. So, by way of a change, and as a breath of vintage fresh air we are heading over the pond to the Johnson...

  • Old Habitats Die Hard

    • 11909 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, FurnitureComments Off on Old Habitats Die Hard

    Having been through a number of ups and downs in recent years Habitat are still gamely struggling on but are nowhere near the furnishing behemoth they were at their peak in the 1970s and 80s when they seemingly dominated the UK market for scatter cushions,...

  • Panini Goes Pop – 1968 Cards from the Vaults

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    Having been stuck away somewhere in the dusty recesses of the Internet these Panini cards have come out wide-eyed and blinking to reveal a little piece of history from 1968. In 1960 the Panini brothers from Modena, Italy found a collection of stickers that a...

  • Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

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    Pan American World Airlines or Pan Am as they were known throughout the World was from 1927 through to 1991 the largest airline in the States and also the unofficial flag carrier for the US. During their existence they were pioneers within the industry...

  • Jazz Matches – Have You Got a Light Boy?

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    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...

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

    • 13015 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, FashionComments Off on Bust’n Out All Over – Frederick’s of Hollywood

    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...

  • Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

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    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...

  • Swedish House Mafia – Ikea Catalogues

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    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...

  • Look and Learn – Exhibition Postcards

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    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...