★ Ad for Adams Fruit Chewing Gum (1919)

★ I just love this beautiful illustrated advert for Adams California Fruit Chewing Gum, as published in Shadowland magazine, September 1919. Painted from a photograph, it features a likeness of American silent film actress Ruth Roland, who was endorsing the product with… Read More

★ Ad for Van Nelle’s Afternoon Tea (1927)

★ Wonderful illustrated advert for Van Nelle’s Afternoon Tea (1927). Stylistically, this advert is so typical of the period. From the warm shades of apricot, blue and brown that make up the colour palette, to the highly idealized woman with the fashionable Marcel wave hairstyle, simple… Read More

★ 1956 Advert for the Cadillac Sedan DeVille

★ A truly fabulous image to advertise a fabulous car. They really don’t make them like this anymore! (Neither the car, nor the advert.) Intended to advertise the swanky Cadillac Sedan de Ville, this gorgeous illustration is by Jon Whitcomb and dates from 1956. Retailing for… Read More

★ Vintage Advert for Whitworth Cycles

★ Isn’t this advert for Whitworth Cycles just great?! Dating from around 1890, it’s by the famous Romanian artist, Jean de Paleologu. With the six pretty girls gazing down admiringly at the dashing young cyclist, it reflects the now-often-forgotten fact that during cycling’s… Read More

★ Faithless (1932) – Vintage Lobby Cards

★ Starring the sassy and sultry Tallulah Bankhead in her last film role for more than a decade, ‘Faithless’ is a 1932 film that practically exemplifies pre-Hays Code Hollywood movies. Focusing on a spoilt socialite who loses all of her money during the Great Depression, it’s… Read More

★ Vintage Advert for the Haynes Roadster

★ Just came across this wonderfully stylized illustrated advert for the Haynes Automobile Company, dating from 1919. Featuring four doors, a massive 12 cylinder engine, wire wheels, and running boards (I love cars with running boards!), this oh-so-chic roadster… Read More