Anyone with a passing knowledge of 40s fashions will spot the amazing hairstyles and dresses of the times, found in the gorgeous illustrations taken from original magazines and sheet music.
A Spitfire flying over reminds us the 40s were a dark time for everyone as well, and I've included original World War 2 ARP and WVS Civil Defence badges to symbolise the Home Front.
|WW2 badges from the ArtPix Archives, the ARP badge was designed by Eric Gill, the designer, font creater and sculptor extraordinaire!|
Managed to sneak in a couple of programmes from the old Regal Theatre in Southend and my favourite item, a Picture Post. This magazine was a real find for me a few years ago from Covent Garden, as it has people at Southend on the cover and a great feature inside. Dated August 11th 1945, it tells how Southend is enjoying its first Post-War summer.
|Great programme from 1948.|
|Fantastic cover of 1945, from my favourite vintage magazine, Picture Post.|
|Lovely illustration from 1942 of a thoughtful girl pondering over her clothing coupons!|
Here she features on my I LOVE 1940s design.
Hope you enjoyed looking at this postcard, I really only have the 1900s to finish off now. If I can get a 1980s postcard I'll do that one as well!
Have a sneak at the whole series so far on my website HERE