Thursday, 28 April 2016

A few Ramsgate adverts for 1934, a quick sketch of Herne Bay Clock Tower

The adverts are from the Ramsgate Guide for 1934, I publish a reprint of this guide so you can come into my bookshop and look at it if you want.

Anyway the reason for publishing them here is that having posted two old East Kent Critics, yesterday and the day before I was surprised at the amount of Thanet and East Kent bookshops advertising in them. I was tentatively leafing though old Thanet publications vaguely wondering if I should be a bit more proactive on the bookshop advertising front when I came across the one above for Blinko’s Bookshop. Anyone got the foggiest idea why a small bookshop in Ramsgate would need a bible warehouse, I know it was the mid 30s and the time of the depression, and yes I have seen Paper Moon, but even so. Perhaps I should generate some adverts with outlandish claims, although I suppose the advertising standards agency could give me some problems.

The Herne Bay sketch is a very quick one, about half an hour as most of my day off was spent out buying books for my bookshop.
 here is the picture for any art critics 
A bit more from the 1934 guide

1 comment:

  1. The book looks great, I love old adverts. You are advertising on the web, you used to put your visitor figures on here but newspapers and other adverts have no way of recording people who have seen them. Twitter Facebook and blogging are so 21st century


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