Tag Archives: 1900s

Vintage Pencil Cases

27 Jun

 

I love the pops of bright neon colors on the British Graphite pack. Even the ad on the inside is cool! These almost make me want to buy pencils again. Almost. Continue reading

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Trade Cards (old school business cards)

27 Jun

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German Ads, Early 1900s

24 Jun

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Ads, Late 1800s and Early 1900s

23 Jun

The pen & pencil ad’s date is unknown, but it’s thought to be from the late 1800s. I grabbed this particular ad because of the great ‘W’ on it that interacts with the product. The angled pens and text and the ‘W’ ever so slightly breaking outside of the space make it pretty dynamic for the 1800s. The piano ad bookmark (ca. 1905) is just another example of how even the seemingly lousy little cheap-o ads back in the day were just ridiculously exquisite. I seriously want to know how this passion and pride died out over the years.

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Vintage Children’s Books, 1860 to Early 1900s

23 Jun

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Watch Paper Inserts, 1700-1900s

22 Jun

I had never heard of these until now. Their use is best summed up by an article from 1948:
“Watchpapers were discs that were used by Georgian and Victorian watchmakers, they were used to prevent dust from entering through the keyhole and were put between the watch and the outer case.” Of course they slowly involved into a valuable ad space. Hop inside the post to read more about the history of these and how they were used. It’s actually pretty interesting.

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Belgium match boxes, 1920s

22 Jun

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