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Granny's Kitchen Cupboard - A lifetime in over 100 objects (Hardcover) Loot Price: R322
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Granny's Kitchen Cupboard - A lifetime in over 100 objects (Hardcover): John Alexander

Granny's Kitchen Cupboard - A lifetime in over 100 objects (Hardcover)

John Alexander

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Accumulated over many years, 'Granny', the enigmatic collector behind this book, presents a selection of quirky post-war goods, advertising and kitchen items.

In Granny's Kitchen Cupboard you'll find a remarkable array of British twentieth-century ephemera. From children's toys, boil dressings and chocolate wrappers to butane fuel and TCP, this selection is an incredible collection of innovative advertising designs, odd curios that have long since been replaced by modern technologies, and recognisable old brands.

After the end of austerity in Britain in the early 1950s, consumerism boomed and these objects portray the societal change that followed. Beautifully arranged throughout, the contents of this book reflect aspects of a long life, most of it lived in a single house in the Home Counties. Nothing was thrown away - everything was recycled and reused in a way that says something about their time, in particular the thrifty mindset instilled by rationing in World War Two.

The collection features old household brands that have evolved into various iterations into the present day, such as Harrods, Johnson's, Vaseline, Vicks, Elastoplast, the AA, Strepsils, W H Smith, Boots, Hoover, Happy Shopper and Lego. But this collection also features some odd items that may evoke nostalgia or even amusement, including fascinating catalogues, vintage pastille tins, an apothecary of unusual medicines, odd household cleaners not to mention rifle cartridges. The book also includes text that divulges the history and use of each object.

General

Imprint: Pavilion Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2018
Authors: John Alexander
Dimensions: 190 x 225 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-911595-64-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Places & peoples: general interest
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Travel > Places & peoples: general interest
LSN: 1-911595-64-4
Barcode: 9781911595649

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