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Advertising Collection

Travel back in time with vintage advertising posters

Background imageAdvertising Collection: The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler

The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler
The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. This painting was used by Shell in the 1930s for an advertsing campaign. Painting housed at Upton House. From The Studio Volume 108

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938

Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote monthly return tickets to Cornwall. The poster shows holidaymakers on a beach surrounded by rocks and cliffs

Background imageAdvertising Collection: English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910

English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910
LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1910. English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Downland Rambles, BR poster, 1950s

Downland Rambles, BR poster, 1950s
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) promoting rail services to the East Sussex coast, showing a panoramic view of the cliffs of Beachy Head at Eastbourne

Background imageAdvertising Collection: The silk-weaving company Michels, 1912. Creator: Deutsch (Dryden), Ernst (1883-1938)

The silk-weaving company Michels, 1912. Creator: Deutsch (Dryden), Ernst (1883-1938)
The silk-weaving company Michels, 1912. Private Collection

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Browns Special Whisky 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Browns Scotch Scottish

Browns Special Whisky 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Browns Scotch Scottish
BrownÕs Special Whisky 1890s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Browns Scotch Scottish

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Advert for Pratts Ethyl Petrol, c1928

Advert for Pratts Ethyl Petrol, c1928

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Swanage, BR poster, c 1955

Swanage, BR poster, c 1955
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Southern Region to promote rail travel to the coastal resort of Swanage in Dorset. The poster shows a view of Swanage Bay. Artwork by Verney L Danvers

Background imageAdvertising Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S

GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan
GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of " H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan

Background imageAdvertising Collection: RCA VICTOR TRADEMARK. His Masters Voice. Trademark image of RCA Victor, featuring Nipper the dog

RCA VICTOR TRADEMARK. His Masters Voice. Trademark image of RCA Victor, featuring Nipper the dog. American lithograph poster, c1920

Background imageAdvertising Collection: 1950s UK holidays butlins

1950s UK holidays butlins

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Omo 1950s UK washing powder products detergent

Omo 1950s UK washing powder products detergent

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Fitzgerald and Co 1911 1910s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Irish moon drinking

Fitzgerald and Co 1911 1910s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Irish moon drinking

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Bitter Campari, 1921

Bitter Campari, 1921. Private Collection

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Poster for Cheltenham Races, 1936

Poster for Cheltenham Races, 1936
Advertising Poster for Cheltenham Races, 1936. This poster shows the way that the Publicity Department used events such as race meetings to encourage the public to travel by train

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Loch Lomond, LNER and LMS poster, c 1940s

Loch Lomond, LNER and LMS poster, c 1940s
London Midland & Scottish and London & North Eastern Railway poster promoting Scotland for holidays. Artwork by Patrick MacIntosh

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating

Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating the signals in the Greenwood signal box, New Barnet, London

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Omo 1950s UK washing powder housewives housewife products detergent

Omo 1950s UK washing powder housewives housewife products detergent

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Spam 1960s USA Hormel meat tinned disgusting food breakfasts meals meals canned cans

Spam 1960s USA Hormel meat tinned disgusting food breakfasts meals meals canned cans

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Players Please: Sailor, 1955

Players Please: Sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut small rectangular counter card. The background is yellow with a cream edge. In the centre is the head and shoulders of a sailor with " H Ms EXCELLENT" on his hatband

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965

Weston-super-Mare, BR poster, 1948-1965
The Smile in Smiling Somerset. Poster produced by British Railways (BR) to promote train services to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. Artwork by an unknown artist

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Your Country Needs You Recruitment 1914 1910s UK Lord Kitchener propaganda WW1 slogans

Your Country Needs You Recruitment 1914 1910s UK Lord Kitchener propaganda WW1 slogans patriotism Caxton Alfred Leete, Eric Field (Copywriter)

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960

Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960
Players Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes rectangular counter-card featuring a reproduction of Charles Pears painting of HMS Vanguard dressed for Royal Review

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928

Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928
Hoards of men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928. The pattern shop is in the background and an omnibus with Arkells advertising on it

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Cuban paintings, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Cuban paintings, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Tom Courtenay in Billy Liar (1963)

Tom Courtenay in Billy Liar (1963)
A production still image of Tom Courtenay as Billy Fisher in the final train station sequence of John Schlesingers Billy Liar

Background imageAdvertising Collection: John Jameson 1906 1900s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Irish

John Jameson 1906 1900s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Irish

Background imageAdvertising Collection: CAMELS CIGARETTE AD, c1950. What Cigarette Do You Smoke, Doctor

CAMELS CIGARETTE AD, c1950. What Cigarette Do You Smoke, Doctor? Advertisement for Camel cigarettes from an American magazine, c1950

Background imageAdvertising Collection: ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars

ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1914
ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J.C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1914

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Maurin Quina, 1906. Creator: Cappiello, Leonetto (1875-1942)

Maurin Quina, 1906. Creator: Cappiello, Leonetto (1875-1942)
Maurin Quina, 1906. Private Collection

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Ovaltine 1929 1920s UK tennis

Ovaltine 1929 1920s UK tennis

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Hillman 1950s UK jubilee edition hillman minx cars

Hillman 1950s UK jubilee edition hillman minx cars

Background imageAdvertising Collection: CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

Background imageAdvertising Collection: A painted sign for Inca Kola

A painted sign for Inca Kola, the most successful soft drink in Peru and sold widely through Latin America. PERU, La Libertad, Trujillo A painted sign for Inca Kola

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Guinness As Usual

Guinness As Usual, Guinness Is Good For You pub sign, Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Aberdeen, Gateway to Royal Deeside, LNER / LMS poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen, Gateway to Royal Deeside, LNER / LMS poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Royal Navy recruitment vintage advertising poster

Royal Navy recruitment vintage advertising poster

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Felix Pernod 1930s France rklf Absinthe alcohol itnt

Felix Pernod 1930s France rklf Absinthe alcohol itnt

Background imageAdvertising Collection: SWISS TRAVEL POSTER, 1898. Poster for the Visp-Zermatt Railroad, Switzerland, 1898

SWISS TRAVEL POSTER, 1898. Poster for the Visp-Zermatt Railroad, Switzerland, 1898

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Audi Sport Quattro S2

Audi Sport Quattro S2

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Audi Sport Quattro S1

Audi Sport Quattro S1

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Bisto vintage poster

Bisto vintage poster

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Old beer poster, Plzen, West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Old beer poster, Plzen, West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageAdvertising Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Royal Club Blend Whisky 1908 1900s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Scotch Scottish golf

Royal Club Blend Whisky 1908 1900s UK whisky alcohol whiskey advert Scotch Scottish golf

Background imageAdvertising Collection: 1890s UK brain salt headaches humour medicine indigestion medical

1890s UK brain salt headaches humour medicine indigestion medical

Background imageAdvertising Collection: Ford Capri / Ford Zephyr / Ford Anglia 1950s UK cars

Ford Capri / Ford Zephyr / Ford Anglia 1950s UK cars
Ford Capri/ Ford Zephyr/ Ford Anglia 1950s UK cars



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Travel back in time with vintage advertising posters. 🌍✨ From the picturesque Cornwall to the charming Aberdeen, these iconic posters captured the essence of their destinations. Step into 1938 and embark on a journey through Cornwall's breathtaking landscapes with the GWR poster. In the 1950s, lace up your hiking boots for Downland Rambles and explore the scenic beauty of Britain's countryside. Transport yourself to Valencia's historic centre where old wall advertisements tell tales of Spain's vibrant Comunidad Valenciana. Take a trip down memory lane as we delve into entertainment history with Gilbert & Sullivan's H. M. S. Pinafore, first produced in 1878. Sail away with this timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences today. Relive nostalgic British holidays from the 1950s at Butlins, where families enjoyed endless fun and laughter together. The Vale of Aylesbury beckons you with its enchanting charm depicted by artist Rex Whistler in 1933 – an invitation to discover nature's wonders. Join a sailor on his quest for relaxation as he enjoys his Players Please cigarette break in 1955 – a moment frozen in time that reflects popular culture during that era. Hop aboard Weston-super-Mare’s BR poster from 1948-1965 and experience seaside delights like no other. And let us not forget Cheltenham Races' thrilling atmosphere showcased by their captivating poster from 1936 – an invitation for adrenaline-fueled excitement. Finally, witness railway workers manually operating trains as British Railways takes center stage in another remarkable piece of artistry. Advertising has always been more than just promotion; it is an artistic expression that captures our imagination and transports us to different times and places.