Another advert from Harry Hobbs’ shop

Harry ran his High Street shop from 1934 through to 1968. Regular readers will know we were recently given some large card adverts found in the loft.

Here’s another of them.

1950s advert for Chivers products found at the former shop of Harry Hobbs in High Street, Market Lavington

1950s advert for Chivers products found at the former shop of Harry Hobbs in High Street, Market Lavington

Here we see three housewives and the more matronly looking one has filled her basket with Chivers products. The two younger women are clearly full of admiration for the wise older lady.

Behind the ladies – and they are physically as well as artistically behind for this poster has real depth there is a rural idyll scene with an olde worlde village shop advertising Chivers jam. In the background, up on the hill is a castle of the size of Windsor. It made some of us, at the museum think royalty. Perhaps that was in the advertiser’s mind.

We are fairly sure this dates from the 1950s. What a wonderful item it is

 

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