Radiola Vintage Posters

In the 1950s, a radio gramophone became a living room fixture, at least in middle class homes. Svenska Radioaktiebolag (SRA), owned by the Swedish company Ericsson, manufactured models in various sizes, from small table units to large floor models. The floor models were designed as furniture, making them a central feature in homes of the 1950s.
The invention of the transistor changed the technology in the radio industry. Vacuum tubes could be eliminated, and when mass production of transistors began, radios could be made both smaller and less expensive. The first transistor radio in the Radiola series was launched in 1958, and became very popular in Sweden.

1960 ca. by Renè Ravo

1950 ca. by Renè Ravo

Sauvion's Brandy

Leonetto Cappiello (1875–1942), considered to be the father of the modern poster, revolutionized advertising and turned it into a collectible art form. Self-taught, the Italian Cappiello was originally a caricaturist who became the most significant European artist of the early 20th century by masterfully linking products with strikingly colored, contemporary, memorable images. In 40 years he created 1,000 works, including innovative posters for beverages, ballet, literature, plays, travel and music halls. Cappiello led the Art Deco movement, and set standards which are still fundamental to today’s advertising.

"I'll See You in C-U-B-A" Sheet Music Cover

Irving Berlin (1888 – 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest American songwriters in history.

"I'll See You in C-U-B-A" is a song composed in 1920 by Irving Berlin . The song is one that responds directly to Prohibition. Prohibition, of course, was the result of the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (later repealed by the 21st Amendment). Prohibition had a wide-ranging effect on life in the United States - something that was not lost on Tin Pan Alley's songwriters, whose ability to respond to current events is well-known. I'll See You in C-U-B-A is one of a few Prohibition-inspired songs that can be seen in the exhibition.

The illustrated book of canaries and cage-birds (1878)

The illustrated book of canaries and cage-birds

Author: Blakston, W. A; Swaysland, W; Wiener, August F
Subject: Canaries; Cage birds
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
Year: 1878
Language: English

link: PDF version of the book (40.8 M)

Choccy Munchy Seeds

"Choccy Munchy Seeds are a new type of snack. Developed through our passion for mindful munching, we have taken the nutritional benefit of the seed and coated it with luxurious Belgian chocolate to give you a nutritious nibble with a choccy fix! Sunflower & pumpkin seeds with pieces of dried apricot coated in luxury Belgium milk & dark chocolate."