The original “We Can do It” poster was created by graphic designer J Howard Miller during the Second World War. It’s aim was to boost the morale of female workers in America, and so increase their production.
It became famous some 40 years after the war. Although often called “Rosie the Riveter”, that was never its name (Rosie was a different magazine cover illustration by Norman Rockwell).
This reproduction is in the form of a steel sign, ready with pre-drilled holes to be hung on a wall. It measures 16″ x 12″
In the early part of the 20th century, a number of artists were commissioned to create advertising posters for the company. These became recognisable for the trademark ring of smoke within the illustration.
This aluminium reproduction of one of Mahala’s posters, featuring a young lady in bathing costume at the beach, is ready to hang on your wall.
Miss Träumerei was a late 19th Century novel by Albert Morris Bagby (which you can read here).
The advertising poster was done by Ethel Reed, who was a successful poster creator in a time where the job was almost always done by men. The poster itself was very well received at the time.
This reproduction of the poster, suitable for wall hanging, is made of steel and finished in high gloss.
Beer in the UK used to be cloudy until a new filtering method was introduced at the end of the 19th century. The Notting Hill Brewery adopted this method and were one of the first to offer clear beers, hence the banners on this ad.
The brewery closed down, and was subsequently demolished, in the late 1930s.
Size 40 x 30cms.
Part of a unique range of hand made enamelled metal signs by The Original Metal Sign Company.
Although there’s no date on this reproduction of a vintage Oxo ad, we know that the original poster came after 1910 because that’s when Oxo first produced the stock cube.
Interestingly, Oxo were sponsors for the 1908 London Olympic Games. Back then the product was a liquid rather than a cube.
Quality vintage style metal wall sign, drilled holes for simple mounting on a wall.
Midi Metal Wall Sign – Vintage Sailings – 20cms x 30cms. A unique range of hand made metal signs by Design A Sign Limited – one of the UK’s leading specialist metal sign providers.
Shaws of Limerick was set up in 1831 by William Shaw, and by the end of the century was one of the biggest ham and bacon producers in Europe. Amazingly, you can still buy their cooked meats today in Ireland.
Large Metal Wall Sign – 400mm x 300mm, hand made by The Original Metal Sign Company.
Reproduction of an advertising poster for what we now know as Nestle’s condensed milk. There are two pups on the picture, one looking guilty after eating some of the tinned Swiss milk. The tagline reads “The Richest In Cream”.
High quality vintage style metal wall sign, easy wall mounting.
This is a metal reproduction of a 1917 French war poster by artist Paul Albert Besnard. It was designed to encourage the French people to invest in government bonds to help finance the war. The title translates as ” Subscribe to Hasten Peace through Victory”.
Large Metal Wall Sign – Vintage French Advertising – 40cms x 30cms. A unique range of hand made metal signs, made in England by Design A Sign Limited.
The Silver Eagle was a luxury car produced in the late 1920s and early 1930s by the Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd, Coventry.
Midi Metal Wall Sign – 30 x 20cms. Vintage Transport. By Design A Sign Limited – one of the UK’s leading specialist metal sign providers. Steel sign with high gloss finish.