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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Advertising, 1909 style
Old 08-25-2016   #1
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Advertising, 1909 style

Simplicissimus was a Munich-based satirical weekly founded in 1896. I found a 1909 copy at a vide-grenier; liked the cover; and decided to buy it for, of all things, its photographic and other advertisements.

http://rogerandfrances.eu/photography/simplicissimus

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Really cool.
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Fascinating. Thanks Roger!
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very interesting!
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Very advertazung uber all!
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Vintage advertising is a window unto the world that created it that few other things can provide.

Thanks for sharing, Roger!
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Just a footnote:

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Imagine your great-great-grand-daughter in 2020 looking at a 2016 issue of Private Eye.
Did you mean to say 2120?
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Did you mean to say 2120?
Bother! Yes. Mistyped. Will fix it ASAP (doctor's appointment in half an hour, a 20 minute walk away).

EDIT: Changed. It was an hour, not half an hour. Also updated to make it 107 years, not 104. Thanks again.

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Vintage advertising is a window unto the world that created it that few other things can provide. . . .
Indeed. I may copy a few more vintage ads from old newspapers and magazines: I have examples going back to the 18th century.

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That's really cool Roger. Reminds me of illustrations I found in my parents basement years ago. My mom was a commercial artist in the 1940's and did illustrations for department store fashion ads in newspapers and magazines. No photography was used back then, everything was drawn, like the advertising illustrations in your post. Was a different time, and incorporated a lot of talented illustrators.
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