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The 1950s Scrapbook
The 1950s Scrapbook
The 1950s Scrapbook
The 1950s Scrapbook

The 1950s Scrapbook

By (author) Robert Opie


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  • Illustrates an extraordinary period of British history covering everything from rationing to rock and roll
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After 10 years of austerity, the 1950s saw rationing draw to an end. Gathered together in this colourful creation of over 1,000 products and images, The 1950s Scrapbook conjures up the life and times of the Coronation of Elizabeth II to the abundance of toys and television programmes, everything memorable and evocative, illustrating an extraordinary period of British history, from rationing to rock ‘n’ roll, from Archie Andrews to the Mini Minor. Taking the best of the Robert Opie Collection (on display at the Museum of Advertising and Packaging, Gloucester), The 1950s Scrapbook adds to the different lifestyles portrayed in the companion volumes of The 1930s Scrapbook and The Wartime Scrapbook.

About the Author

Since the 1970s, Robert Opie has amassed an unrivalled collection of advertisement packaging developed from a need to catalogue how consumer products had evolved since Victorian times. Although the focus of Robert’s research has been the history of supermarket brands, his other interests extend to technology and fashion, as well as recording historic events, major exhibitions and royal occasions. He has become an authority on his subject, appeared on television and radio shows and written 20 books.

Museum of Brands
2nd Mar 2020
World excluding US & Canada
379 mm x 267 mm
62 Pages
1000 color
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