These illustrations are from newspaper and magazine advertising from the past. Originally published in monochrome, these have all been digitally colourised using Photoshop.
Illustration from a 1930 advertisement for the Hermes fashion house.
1930s French elegance is the theme of this illustration featuring the regattas at Deauville.
A 1929 illustration of the Austin Ranelagh 20 Limousene.
Energy and Vitality. This 1927 illustration was used to advertise Ovaltine which was promoted as a healthy beverage.
This cartoon of a frustrated motorist illustrated a garage advertisement. If he'd had his car serviced, this wouldn't have happened.
This illustration is from a pre-war motoring advertisement for Castrol Oils.
"Uncle Bill", said Daphne dumurely, "do you remember last year, when you were teaching me to drive, how I always made an awful mess of gear changing?"
This was a 1930 illustration to advertise the Vauxhall Cadet.
A healthy lifestyle is the emphasis of this Ovaltine advertisement of 1929.
This family have been visiting the Byrrh stand at the Foire de Paris of 1935. The Paris Fair is an annual trade show held at Versailles. Even the young boy seems to have enjoyed this once popular aperitif.
The answer, from this 1940 American advertisement, was to use Mum Deodorant.
The Fownes Brothers, glove manufacturing company was established in Worcester in 1777. They established an American manufacturing base in the appropriately named Gloversville, New York in 1903 before transferring production to Asia in the 1950s. UK production of these hand made gloves is now based in Wiltshire, the business having been acquired by their competitor company, Dents.
Brooke's Monkey Brand was a scouring soap introduced in the 1880s and purchased by Lever Brothers in 1899. The monkey featured in numerous cartoons that advertised the product.
"When you travel by air" a 1938 advertisement for Burberry overcoats. Many of these styles are still in production.