As you can see dog eared and tatty, certainly a well used edition.
The party dresses for the Christmas season are just delightful, some really distinctive designs of that era, just beautiful.
There was also some very clever marketing, adverts aimed particularly at the services, men coming back from overseas, such as this one:
This is an advert for men's wear. It states when the boys in blue and grey exchanged their uniforms for civvies, the choice, handmade shirts from Wilson Brothers were in great demand...
Bing Crosby himself sponsored this advert for Personna precision blades.
This was a great advert, an explanation of canned food. An every day occurrence for some in this day and age.
Finally this is an advert for Greyhound, after 4 year of been asked not to travel, this is the brightest Christmas in your lifetime troops returning home. One of my favourite adverts.
There are lots more which now that I have looked at again would make some great collages. A great insight into the life and times of people the first Christmas after the war. Time to rethink what I am going to do with it, I am open to suggestions.
See you soon.