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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I-Day Isspecial

Had planned for a special isspecial on Independence Day. But now have to do with this kamchalau one. Anyway here are some advertisements which were published exactly sixty years back on (or around) August 15, 1947.

The following were published on the front page of The Times of India, Bombay on I-Day.


Baliwalla & Homi Ltd., 355 Hornby Rd Etc., Bombay

It Happened in Brooklyn starring Frank Sinatra and playing at Metro

These are sourced from The Indian Express (who have digitally altered the text, thereby killing the real feel) who in turn got the original from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

MS Subbulakshmi's special Independence Day broadcast on AIR Madras and Trichy

Parle's Gluco & Monaco biscuits

GEC Radio

Prem Nath Motors Ltd, Scindia House, New Delhi

Kopran White toothpaste

Kanan Devi in Lux ad

Dalmia Cement

Gandhi & Stalin by Louis Fischer

And a few wallpapers in 1024x768 resolution (reflecting the mood of the hour) for your desktops [To save the wallpapers right click and Save Link As (Firefox) or Save Target As (IE)]


Accidental Fame Junkie said...

Jai Hind! Very retro feel to the post... there was such enthusiasm and innocence in that era.

Anonymous said...

hi. have been surfing ur blogs since the past 1 and a half hours .. found a ot of material which i needed for a study, i am looking for old ads of calico or bombay dyeing .. though i cudnt find those but ur collection did help.. thought i shud at least thank u ! so. thank u and its nice to see some one following their passion. :)

Soumyadip said...

Anonymous I have a number of Bombay Dyeing ads with me but am yet to post them on the blog. But you can find a few in this post: