Sunday, 18 October 2009

Ford Zephyr

Ford Zephyr- For the exceptionally well-dressed and positively fucksome bank robber.
Hat and Suit by Ronald Paterson.
From The Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1953-4.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Silver Cross 2

Our second Silver Cross ad featuring a similarly glamorous mother (and the same copper) as the first..
From The Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1951-52.

Fiona Thurle

Fiona Thurle in schoolgirl attire.
From Funfare No.19, July 1959.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Ideal Home?

Possibly not my ideal home but the only thing I could afford in this lifetime.
From The Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1951-1952.

Dress for Autumn

"For working girls and housewives who like a dress instead of a suit this is a dress which would never wear out. Probably it would be seen at its best at the beginning of autumn. The dress itself in brown and white with brown hat, shoes and gloves, would look very finished for outdoors, too, with a silk scarf at the neck or, if you have it, a small [faux] fur tippet. A smart young dress for not-so-young women."

From The Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1951-1952.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Stetson Cigars

Stetson Cigars ad from Esquire, January 1950.

Terry Higgins

From Modern Man, November 1959.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Brandee Kase

Brandee Kase photographed by Tom Kallard.
From Modern Man, November 1959.

Thursday, 8 October 2009


All from Vanity Fair, August 1958.

Nice Moves, Shame About the Smell

"Wonderful partner, George! But it's a pity she doesn't know as much about deodorants as dancing".

From Vanity Fair, August 1958.