Boots advertisement WW1 - comforts for the trenches
Boots advertisement warning 'Remember, there are no Chemists' Shops in the Trenches.' Their suggestions for 'comforts' to send to men at the front include 'foot comfort', Meloids for a sore throat, peppermint tablets, tinned heat pocket stove, vermin powder and water sterilizers. Date: 1915
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Powder Monkey by David Wright
Powder Monkey by David Wright, showing a back view of an elegantly slim woman only just covered by a fur evening coat, looking at herself in a powder compact mirror. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II.
© Estate of David Wright/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Advert for R. Hovenden and Sons, puff powder 1889
In three tints; Blanche for fair skins, Naturelle for darker complexions and Rachel for use by artifical light. Toilet powder combining every desideratum, hygienic and cosmetic, for beautifying and softening the skin. It will be equally welcomed all for imparting a most natural fraicheur to the complexion.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans