Retro Magazine Bargain

8 Dec 2009

As I was leaving university today I noticed some old magazines for sale in the library. As I got closer I saw that the trolley was overflowing with copies of the Architectural Review from the 1950s. I got all hot and bothered, like I do when I'm in my favourite clothes shop and don't know where to look first. After about 30 minutes of rummaging I came away with 8 magazines for £2! The librarian said they'll be reduced to 10 for £1 next week. I think I'll need to bring in my wheelie suitcase to get them all home. I simply can't turn down such a deal.

I haven't looked through the magazines in any depth yet, but here are some quaint little adverts that I simply love. They are so simple and honest, unlike the manipulative adverts of today!




Architectural Review editions ranging from July 1951 - February 1959

7 comments:

Little Monarch said...

were these in the magazines?! wow what a treasure trove you stumbled upon!!!!!! I love the 1950s domestic housewife look :-)

painted fish studio said...

oooooo, fabulous find!

anne said...

so awesome! what a lucky duck :) i love the look of the 50s ads, espaecially the drawings. they are so dang cute!

thewriteingredients.com said...

Love them! You must go back, with your largest suitcase, or two, and show us more!

Little Monarch said...

I like in Clapton. The dark depths of East London. its good to meet another UK blogger I dont know many!

Orchid Grey said...

oh wow, what a find!

Christina said...

Awesome! I love the picnic page. I miss summer :(

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