Archive for the “Children in Adverts” Category

Not quite an antique advert but still a great image.  Ovaltine were prolific advertisers and I must have about 40 to 50 different examples of original adverts, mostly over 100 years old.  I hope you like this one.

Source : Womens Magazine, approx 1930, 7.5 x 10.5 inches, £3.45

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These adverts interest me, a snapshot of high class fashion in the late 1890′s.  For such early advertisements they display a surprising appreciation for the power of illustration i.e. pictures sell.

Source : The Graphic, 1897, 10.5 x 14.5 inches, £4.55

Source : The Graphic, approx 1898, 10.5 x 14.5 inches, £4.55

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Soap manufactures were among the most prolific advertisers during the Victorian and Edwardian periods.  And they produced a great number of full page pictorial adverts, most of which are very collectible and look excellent when framed as good sized posters.

Source : The Graphic, 1900, 10.5 x 14 inches, £10.85

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Adorable images of children have been used since the beginning of advertising as a selling medium.  I think almost everyone has seen the Pears soap classic advertisement of a girl climbing into an old fashioned tin bathtub.

The first ad I’m displaying here is a personal favorite of mine.

Source : Illustrated London News, 1892, 10.5 x 14.5 inches, £7.85

This second antique advertisement, although a lot more modern looking, only dates from 15 year later in 1907.  I thinks its a bit of an advertising blunder.  A very young  mischievous boy borrows dads cut throat razor.  Can you see the look of pain on his face, and is that blood dripping down on the floor?  Horror of horrors, and this is how they want to sell us shaving soap!  Think I’ll stick with my beard.

Source : The Graphic, 1907, 5 x 7 inches, £1.45

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