Adverts for Autumn

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What a difference a week or two makes… not long ago, it felt like Summer was here again. It’s well and truly gone: as I look out onto an extremely grey, drizzly Glossop I can safely say that Autumn is here and Winter fast approaching. First thing we need to cope with it is some outerwear:

Woman's Own Vintage Fashion
Woman's Own Vintage Fashion
More Vintage Woman's Own Fashion
More Vintage Woman's Own Fashion
Boofers Vintage Shoe Advert
Boofers Vintage Shoe Advert
Vintage Coat Advert
Vintage Coat Advert
More Vintage Outerwear Fashion
More Vintage Outerwear Fashion
Vintage Kangol Wool Beret Advert
Vintage Kangol Wool Beret Advert

If you have a small child, you’ll need something for him or her when you’re trotting around, all Yummy Mummy-like, in the rain…

Vintage Pram Advert
Vintage Pram Advert

But perhaps don’t ask the Umbrella Man to look after them:

Children's Corner Colouring Competition: Umbrella Man
Children's Corner Colouring Competition: Umbrella Man

No matter how much it was raining, I’d be petrified if I’d woken up to find him on the end of my bed as a child! He’s got no shoes on for heaven’s sake…

On a cold, drizzly day, you also need some warm food to make you toastie in the morning and in the evening:

1950s Vintage Weetabix Advert
1950s Vintage Weetabix Advert
1950s Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate Advert
1950s Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate Advert

This one isn’t essential for a rainy day, but it made me smile how they shoehorned it into the advert, just to make it rhyme! That 1950s advert staple: the ‘rhyme’… how it created some truly terrible advertising slogans.

1950s Toothpaste Advert
1950s Toothpaste Advert

It’s good to know that, for men, there’s a toothpaste to see them through every possibility of life.

Hope your rainy day has been brightened up slightly by these fantastic 1950s adverts. Woman’s Own magazines are a veritable treasure trove of fashion tips, advertising and images. I’ll leave you with a close-up of that slightly odd Weetabix character:

'Weetabix is waiting' vintage advert
'Weetabix is waiting'

 I think this comes from the School of How to Scare Small Children and Red-Headed Women, just like the Umbrella Man…

One Comment Add yours

  1. adpraisal says:

    I wish that some adverts today had this much artistic skill and a narrative to them. However, I also just love the pure nostalgia of them!

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