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Hoover Collection

"Hoover: From the Hoover Dam to Home Appliances

Background imageHoover Collection: HOME APPLIANCE AD, 1926. Advertisement for the Hoover vacuum cleaner from an American magazine of

HOME APPLIANCE AD, 1926. Advertisement for the Hoover vacuum cleaner from an American magazine of 1926

Background imageHoover Collection: Upright Hoover

Upright Hoover
A mustard yellow Hoover upright vacuum cleaner

Background imageHoover Collection: HOOVER DAM

HOOVER DAM
At the time of its construction, the Boulder Dam (subsequently renamed the Hoover Dam) on the Colorado River, is the worlds largest

Background imageHoover Collection: Vacuuming a Wireless

Vacuuming a Wireless
Frequent cleaning of a wireless set (radio) can easily be done with use of the spare parts of a Hoover vacuum cleaner

Background imageHoover Collection: Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning

Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning the carpet around her snoozing husband. Lets hope that cigarette falls into his lap and wakes him up. Date: c.1924

Background imageHoover Collection: 1960S Lady & Vacuum

1960S Lady & Vacuum
A British housewife poses with Hoover and rag in the centre of her sitting room

Background imageHoover Collection: A Woman Vacuuming

A Woman Vacuuming
New York, New York: 1929. Marie Bard, 22, who is the model for the 1930 Red Cross poster and US postage stamp illustrated by artist Lawrence Wilbur

Background imageHoover Collection: Imperial Vacuum Cleaner advertisement, 1914

Imperial Vacuum Cleaner advertisement, 1914
Advertisement for the Imperial Vacuum Cleaner from The Electric Appliances Company Ltd, claiming it would last a lifetime and offering the chance for a home demonstration of the machine in action

Background imageHoover Collection: 28th President of the United States. President Woodrow Wilson at the White House with some of his

28th President of the United States. President Woodrow Wilson at the White House with some of his advisers
WOODROW WILSON (1856-1924). 28th President of the United States. President Woodrow Wilson at the White House with some of his advisers, including Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo (front row)

Background imageHoover Collection: Hoover Dam Colorado

Hoover Dam Colorado
The Boulder Dam - later renamed the Hoover Dam - of the Colorado River, Colorado, USA

Background imageHoover Collection: Boulton Paul Balliol T.2 VR600

Boulton Paul Balliol T.2 VR600
Royal Air Force - Boulton Paul Balliol T.2 VR600, flying over the Hoover Dam Date: circa 1951

Background imageHoover Collection: Advertisement for Electro-Lux, 1932 (b/w photo)

Advertisement for Electro-Lux, 1932 (b/w photo)
5998349 Advertisement for Electro-Lux, 1932 (b/w photo) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Electro-Lux, 1932)

Background imageHoover Collection: The monsters whose meat is dirt and dust (litho)

The monsters whose meat is dirt and dust (litho)
8676264 The monsters whose meat is dirt and dust (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The monsters whose meat is dirt and dust. The workings of a vacuum cleaner)

Background imageHoover Collection: The wonder that is electricity (litho)

The wonder that is electricity (litho)
8676245 The wonder that is electricity (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The wonder that is electricity)

Background imageHoover Collection: Portrait of Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), future President of the United States

Portrait of Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), future President of the United States, during his tenure as head of the U.S
7134046 Portrait of Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), future President of the United States, during his tenure as head of the U.S. Food Administration

Background imageHoover Collection: Queen Mary's Dolls House: The Housemaid's Closet (b/w photo)

Queen Mary's Dolls House: The Housemaid's Closet (b/w photo)
8674087 Queen Mary's Dolls House: The Housemaid's Closet (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Housemaid's Closet)

Background imageHoover Collection: Mr. Hoover, left and Mr. Clynes, right. Food Controllers respectively for England

Mr. Hoover, left and Mr. Clynes, right. Food Controllers respectively for England and America during World War I
2638486 Mr. Hoover, left and Mr. Clynes, right. Food Controllers respectively for England and America during World War I, seen here in 1917. Herbert Clark Hoover, 1874 -1964

Background imageHoover Collection: A sitting-room in a London flat (b/w photo)

A sitting-room in a London flat (b/w photo)
8658812 A sitting-room in a London flat (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A sitting-room in a London flat)

Background imageHoover Collection: Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)

Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)
8670045 Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHoover Collection: The Hoover factory, Merthyr, is producing a new version of their Hoovermatic twin tub

The Hoover factory, Merthyr, is producing a new version of their Hoovermatic twin tub washing machine. Picture shows at the factory some of the new members of the Hoovermatic workforce

Background imageHoover Collection: Star Dust

Star Dust
Vertigo Artography

Background imageHoover Collection: The Prince of Wales inspecting some of finished project at the Hoover factory in Merthyr

The Prince of Wales inspecting some of finished project at the Hoover factory in Merthyr. 4th February 1977

Background imageHoover Collection: Every washing machine made by Hoover at their Pentrebach, Merthyr

Every washing machine made by Hoover at their Pentrebach, Merthyr, factory are given a running test before they leave the production line

Background imageHoover Collection: Ideal Home Exhibition Olympia. 3rd March 1955 A journalist is hoovered by a sales

Ideal Home Exhibition Olympia. 3rd March 1955 A journalist is hoovered by a sales woman dressed as a Goblin to demonstrate the power of the new Hoover Goblin vacum cleaner

Background imageHoover Collection: Giant vacuum cleaner seen here during the clean up following the Luftwaffe raid on Hull

Giant vacuum cleaner seen here during the clean up following the Luftwaffe raid on Hull 24th June 1943

Background imageHoover Collection: Children look longingly at toys into shop window at Christmas, 16th December 1960

Children look longingly at toys into shop window at Christmas, 16th December 1960

Background imageHoover Collection: A housewife spring cleaning her bedroom with a vacuum cleaner

A housewife spring cleaning her bedroom with a vacuum cleaner

Background imageHoover Collection: A housewife spring cleaning her lounge with a vacuum cleaner

A housewife spring cleaning her lounge with a vacuum cleaner

Background imageHoover Collection: Hummingbird and flower at Chiriqui Grande, Panama, Central America

Hummingbird and flower at Chiriqui Grande, Panama, Central America

Background imageHoover Collection: Advert for Hoover, World's Best Vacuum Cleaner

Advert for Hoover, World's Best Vacuum Cleaner Date: 1947

Background imageHoover Collection: Advert, Spring Cleaning, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner

Advert, Spring Cleaning, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner
Advert, Spring Cleaning, Hoover vacuum cleaner Date: 1948

Background imageHoover Collection: Advert, Hoover vacuum cleaner

Advert, Hoover vacuum cleaner
Advert, ... and please bring Mummy a new Hoover - children hang up their Christmas stockings Date: 1949

Background imageHoover Collection: Cover design, Hoover News, 30th Anniversary Edition

Cover design, Hoover News, 30th Anniversary Edition, August 1948, showing the latest vacuum cleaner Date: 1948

Background imageHoover Collection: Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Window Display

Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Window Display with a musical theme Date: 1948

Background imageHoover Collection: Advert, Hoover Electric Washing Machine

Advert, Hoover Electric Washing Machine
Advert for Hoover Electric Washing Machine Date: 1949

Background imageHoover Collection: Advert, Easier Spring Cleaning, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner

Advert, Easier Spring Cleaning, Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Date: 1948

Background imageHoover Collection: Cover design, Hoover News, Christmas 1949

Cover design, Hoover News, Christmas 1949, with an image of the Hoover factory Date: 1949

Background imageHoover Collection: Hoover advert, A millionaire could not buy a better cleaner

Hoover advert, A millionaire could not buy a better cleaner
Hoover vacuum cleaner advert, A millionaire could not buy a better cleaner Date: 1947

Background imageHoover Collection: Advert, The New Hoover Vacuum Cleaner

Advert, The New Hoover Vacuum Cleaner - Try Them All! Date: 1929

Background imageHoover Collection: Government charwoman cleaning after regular hours, Washington, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks

Government charwoman cleaning after regular hours, Washington, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Washington, D.C. Government charwoman cleaning after regular hours

Background imageHoover Collection: Charwoman cleaning after regular working hours... Washington, D.C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks

Charwoman cleaning after regular working hours... Washington, D.C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Washington, D.C. Charwoman cleaning after regular working hours at the Office of the Registrar of the Treasury

Background imageHoover Collection: Reedsville, West Virginia, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans

Reedsville, West Virginia, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans
Reedsville, West Virginia. The Arthurdale subsistence homestead project of the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Vacuum cleaner factory shipping platform

Background imageHoover Collection: Household utensils (colour litho)

Household utensils (colour litho)
7153910 Household utensils (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Household utensils.); Look and Learn / Valerie Jackson Harris Collection

Background imageHoover Collection: Advertisement for Vactric vacuum cleaners (colour litho)

Advertisement for Vactric vacuum cleaners (colour litho)
7157415 Advertisement for Vactric vacuum cleaners (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Vactric vacuum cleaners)

Background imageHoover Collection: Advertisement for Goblin domestic appliances (litho)

Advertisement for Goblin domestic appliances (litho)
7157417 Advertisement for Goblin domestic appliances (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Goblin domestic appliances)

Background imageHoover Collection: Advertisement for Hoover vacuum cleaners (litho)

Advertisement for Hoover vacuum cleaners (litho)
7157416 Advertisement for Hoover vacuum cleaners (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Hoover vacuum cleaners)

Background imageHoover Collection: Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st President of the United States of America

Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st President of the United States of America
498891 Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st President of the United States of America, from The Year 1919 Illustrated by English Photographer

Background imageHoover Collection: Indignant General to Cook: Well I wouldn t stay in a place like that five minutes

Indignant General to Cook: Well I wouldn t stay in a place like that five minutes. Two servants discuss John Hassalls famous Help! poster advertising vacuum cleaners which they view with suspicion



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"Hoover: From the Hoover Dam to Home Appliances, a Legacy of Excellence" From its monumental presence at the Hoover Dam to revolutionizing home cleaning with their iconic vacuum cleaners, it has left an indelible mark on history. In 1926, an American magazine showcased an advertisement for the first-ever Hoover vacuum cleaner, introducing a new era of cleanliness and convenience in households across the nation. The upright Hoover became synonymous with efficiency and reliability. Another advertisement from that era featured a patient woman diligently cleaning her home with the Western Electric vacuum cleaner. It highlighted how these appliances were designed to make life easier for homemakers. Fast forward to the 1960s when even wireless technology wasn't spared from being cleaned as one ad humorously depicted a lady effortlessly vacuuming her radio. It was a testament to Hoover's commitment to innovation and adaptability. But it's not just about household chores; Herbert Hoover himself played a significant role in shaping America's destiny. As part of President Woodrow Wilson's administration, he stood among esteemed advisors at the White House during crucial times. His leadership skills would later be instrumental in overseeing projects like the construction of the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam in Colorado. Hoover continued its reign as "The World's Best Vacuum Cleaner" through captivating advertisements that encouraged spring cleaning rituals. These ads emphasized how owning a Hoover meant having unparalleled quality and performance for maintaining spotless homes. Whether it was conquering mighty rivers or conquering dust bunnies, there is no denying that "Hoover" has become synonymous with excellence throughout history – leaving behind legacies both grandiose and mundane but always striving towards making lives better one suction at a time.