Friday, 31 July 2009

Modern Sunbathing and Hygiene

Cover of the Modern Sunbathing and Hygiene Annual, 1956.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Which Peas?

In the earlier years of consumerism Which? magazine would inform the public of the comparative merits of such products as paper handkerchiefs, matches, draught excluders, thermometers and geometry sets. And all whilst wearing hats.
These days, one would be lucky to find people dressed as smartly at a wedding, let alone an al fresco pea test.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tit-Bits 26.05.62

Margaret Lorraine gracing the cover of Tit-Bits weekly paper, 26th May 1962.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Lee Wilson

From Tab pocket magazine, February 1958.

Dawn Grayson

From Girl Illustrated magazine, undated, mid to late 1960s.

Travel by Rail

Illustration from a Festival of Britain catalogue, 1951.

Annette Johnson

From Parade, w/e 20th February 1965.

Vyvyan Dunbar

From Parade, w/e 20th February 1965.


From Health & Efficiency, August 1952. The Spielplatz is still alive and kicking and can be found at

Weldon's Dance Frocks

A selection of pages from Weldon's Home Dressmaker- Dance Frocks; a monthly publication. Unknown date, 1930s.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Oster Stim-U-Lax

I'm not even going to mention masturbation. From Esquire, October 1953.

Joyeux FĂȘte Nationale

Back cover of Falbalas, a French pocket magzine, unknown year.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Nude by Roye

From Health & Efficiency, March 1938

Friday, 3 July 2009

Anglo Beatmint!

Chewing is cool, daddy-o. From Weekend February 4th 1964.

Tit-Bits 24.02.62

Cover of Tit-Bits weekly magazine featuring Liza Page.

Anny Nelsen

From Parade weekly magazine, 12th June 1965.