Vintage Harrods Ads

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 16 months ago
Vintage Harrods Ads

This picture is taken from a marvellous full-page advert, which elsewhere offers to bank your jewels, fur and furniture, and offers to arrange a yachting cruise for you. Them were the days.

St James's Gazette, 24 February 1904. Image © The British Library Board

These hipsters are probably listening to Cerys Matthews on 6Music.

Illustrated London News, 17 June 1922. Image © Illustrated London News Group

Maids and housewives, meet the mighty Thor — God of Laundry.

Pall Mall Gazette, 17 September 1919

Spot the difference.

The Tatler, 22 March 1916. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board

During the second world war, Harrods did lines in military clothing.

Illustrated London News, 4 April 1942. Image © Illustrated London News Group

And here's another great advert from the war years, promoting Harrods' 'back to the Land' exhibition. "In the big store at Knightsbridge," runs the caption, "there is a piggery stocked with some nice porkers from the Hyde Park Pigs Club...Passing a critical eye over the pigs in the Harrods' sty are Mr. Drew and Mr. Alec Hobson, secretary of the Small Pig-Keepers' Council."

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 9 May 1941. Image © Illustrated London News Group

£10? We'll take three.

The Sphere, 7 June 1924. Image © Illustrated London News Group

£25? We'll take all of them.

The Sketch, 14 March 1923. Image © Illustrated London News Group

Strictly not for princes.

Illustrated London News, 18 April 1925. Image © Illustrated London News Group

Might just pop into Harrods. I hear they've got a piano sale on.

Illustrated London News, 22 September 1923. Image © Illustrated London News Group

You'll be wanting some champagne to celebrate that new piano you've just bought.

The Globe, 18 July 1912

Might just pop into Harrods for a cheeky farm in Devon.

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 31 August 1960. Image © Illustrated London News Group

This is just a cool ad.

The Bystander, 14 April 1937. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board

Elegance personified.

The Tatler, 20 October 1937. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board

For the person in your life who has everything. And who you don't like that much.

The Bystander, 13 November 1935. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board

Why win a trophy when you can buy one?

Illustrated London News, 9 May 1925. Image © Illustrated London News Group

Last Updated 07 March 2017