Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Vintage collage/memories

The idea for my collage came from looking through old newspaper pages and seeing the outrageous claims made in advertisements in "the good old days".  I am old enough to have memories of newspaper ads claiming miracle cures for this and that.  Thank goodness nowadays there has to be (or should be) truth in advertising.  I'm sure some slippery customers manage to get around the rules.
The image is a Flickr-free-to-use photo and the old newspaper clippings are from Jen U Designs.

15 comments:

  1. Bev a wonderful collection of the past, those old advertisements are a hoot, love the colouring.

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  2. Ah, the good old days! I miss all that, I sort of remember them, too, Marie. You've created a fitting tribute and a wonderful example!

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  3. Is there anything that says vintage better then old newspapers...they are so much fun to read. This is a wonderful collage Marie it sets me to pondering life before the Federal Drug Administration. lol Great job!!!

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  4. An amazing vintage collage !!!

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  5. Your sepia-toned pieces are always such winners to me, Marie. This one is no exception. I love everything about it. You da best!

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  6. Hmmm...that gun (rifle?) is uncomfortably close to your gentleman's head! Maybe all the ads are driving him nuts? Very well done, Marie, as always. I'm not participating in online challenges this week because of travel and other obligations, but should be back online by Friday.See you then!

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  7. Love the real vintage feel to this one, Marie!

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  8. oh my gosh this is so very very cool, well done!

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  9. I am amused by the gun pointing to his head, Marie, if it fails with the cures is that the last resort? A real classic vintage piece that you create so well!
    (re: the large family, only 5 of them had children, 7 in all!!)

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  10. wonderful sepia piece. hope the gun won´t shoot this handsome guy;)

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  11. A wonderful collage Marie. Sorry I thanked Bev for the sample!
    Love those old adverts, they certainly treated the truth lightly. Wonderful collage! xx

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  12. There is nothing more vintage than sepia stained newspapers, and even more so when they are full of such outrageous ads as these! Thank goodness for legislation me thinks, and thank you for giving me a smile.

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  13. I Love anything vintage! This is gourgous! You did a great job!

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