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Sketchbook of Fashion (Knights Castile Advert)
The key word in the book of fashion is simplicity
Advert 1940 2 mins
Modelling wartime fashion is all about simplicity and elegance. Daytime elegance can be achieved without any extra trimmings thanks to good design. Evening elegance is all down to good lines, restrained make-up and a whisper of perfume to complete the look. Of course, the best foundation for that restrained make-up would be Knights Castile toilet soap, wouldn't it?
Powers of Persuasion
Rudge-Whitworth - Britain's Best Bicycle
Advert 1902 1 mins Silent
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
What We Want Is Watney's
Advert 1959 1 mins
A young Michael Caine bursts on to the scene as a cheeky soldier in this delightful advert for Watney's beer.
Advert 1957 1 mins
After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham
Elsie and the Brown Bunny
Advert 1921 8 mins Location: Bournville
This early Cadbury advert plays like a surreal outtake from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
Anzora Viola Cream, Masters of the Hair
Advert 1925 1 mins Silent Location: Willesden
Animated advert showcasing the remarkable effects of Anzora Viola Cream, produced in London and the market leader until Brylcreem appeared.
Going Shopping with Elizabeth Allan
Advert 1955 8 mins Silent Location: South Kensington
Everyday essentials like brandy, teabags and Tupperware are all on offer at London's most famous store.
Afternoon Tea in the Garden of Clarence House
Non-Fiction 1897 0 mins Silent
Members of Queen Victoria's extended family being natural for the cameras
Pall Mall and Hyde Park Corner
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Prince Edward)
1897 0 mins
Jubilee Procession: Leeds
Non-Fiction 1897 3 mins
Dogs in the Surf
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Victorian pooches at play
Royal Leinster Regiment Halifax
1900 1 mins Silent
A brisk drill on a cold winter's day