From Electrical Advertising, the sign catalogue of Austin Walters & Son of Manchester.

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Animals smoking and drinking, 2

The second poster in our occasional series dates from 1925 and the hand of designer Carlo Biscaretti. No monkeys were harmed in the making of this poster however, because if you look closely (and in accordance with local Italian advertising rules), the cap is still firmly on the bottle. 

Before they were ghostsigns

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The Council for the Preservation of Rural England used to produce leaflets bewailing the despoiling of town and countryside by intrusive advertising. Though the photos they used were invariably black, white and fuzzy, they do show some of the ads in use at the time. These shots are from the 1947 booklet Posters And The Planning Act.

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For some reason the future looked brighter through steel framed windows.