Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the Illustrated London News during the month of December eleventy-one years ago.

Each day I will display an advert from my collection of the newspapers for your delight.

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Advent Calendar

1st Dec Hewtons
2nd Dec J. Foot & Son
3rd Dec Mappin & Webb
4th Dec Van Houten’s Cocoa
5th Dec Y Wise Head Z
6th Dec A Life Size Doll
7th Dec Tatcho Hair Growth
8th Dec Parkins & Gotto
9th Dec Riley’s Billiard & Dining Tables
10th Dec Cadbury’s Cocca
11th Dec Sunlight Soap
12th Dec Apollo Piano Players
13th Dec Carters
14th Dec Allcock’s Porous Plasters
15th Dec Fox’s Spiral Puttees
16th Dec OXO
17th Dec Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
18th Dec Lactopeptine


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One comment on “An Advent Calendar of Vintage Adverts – 18th Dec
  1. Jamie Stallwood says:

    I’m always fascinated by the amount of sheer nonsense that could be peddled as ‘science’ in adverts.

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