About the Products and Promotion Category

The post war economic boom created a huge advertising industry which relied on high quality photographs of produced goods for promotional materials and advertisements. The manufacturing expansion at this time also led to the need for images for catalogues and brochures.

Drinks glasses

A huge building programme of houses after the Second World War created a demand for new furniture and domestic goods. Entertaining at home was on the increase, and goods like these drinks glasses would have been in demand.

If you have any memories of special goods you bought or inherited from the 1950s and 60s, please send them to us and contribute to our memory book to help us tell a story with the photographs.

Our collection features many images of products as well as images of the promotions themselves, which show the era’s unique graphic styles differing from those popular before the war.

See all the images in the Products and Promotions category here.