Thursday, 25 February 2016

Coronation advertising

I have always had a fascination for advertising. So much so, that when I did a dissertation for my English degree, I wrote about the language of advertising in the airlines.

I recently purchased the Coronation edition of "Country Life" (June 1953) and decided to share some of the adverts for your delight and delectation. I enjoy the straightforward communication about the product, and the complete absence of cynicism. Lovely to have illustrations instead of photographs too - although the boy in the bottom left of the McVitie's advert is a tad scary!


  1. I agree, I think this could become a bit of an obsession, if I allowed myself.