Sunday, 29 April 2012

High Heel Magazine

Magazine Cover from January 1938.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Bon Marche Foundation Wear

From La Femme Chez Elle (catalogue of Bon Marche department store), 1955.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Basinful of Fun

Cover of A Basinful of Fun, Nov/Dec. 1950.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Reliant Regal

Slocombe's of Neasden ad from The Motorcycle, June 30th 1955.
Being a sidecar pilot I have a soft spot for 3-wheelers but I never thought I'd find myself lusting after a Reliant, until now.

Slocombe's appear to still exist but, judging by the text on their website, they are now run by a small child to whom English is a mystery.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Motorcycle

Young lady on a BSA Bantam on cover of The Motorcycle, June 30th 1955.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Walk of Shame

From Gay Book magazine, February 1939.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

La Vie Parisienne 11/52

An outstanding magazine cover. November/December 1952.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lounging in Lingerie

Unnamed model from High Heel Magazine, January 1938.

Saturday, 14 April 2012


Cover of Penberthy's of Oxford Street 1956 catalogue. Sadly, 388 Oxford Street is now a hideous edifice housing Jane Norman.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Moss Bros. Riding Clothes 2

From a Moss Bros. riding clothes catalogue, 1956

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

You Can Bet on Her!

Cover of Reel Humor, September 1938.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Syra Marty

Syra Marty on the cover of Pix Annual, Spring 1955.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Happy Housewifery

Sitting down to do the ironing? That's just lazy.
From Design for Modern Marriage by John & Rosemary Christopher, 1958.