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Take Vincent's with Confidence

Date: 1950s
Overall: 2314 x 1060 mm, 6.9 kg
Medium: Colour lithograph on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00016788

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    This illustrated poster advertising Vincent's headache medication features a colour lithographic image of model Feli Whitman at Bondi Beach. Swimmers and beach scenes were often used in advertising campaigns during the 1950s as the beach symbolised health and happiness to a receptive public audience.
    SignificanceThe poster is representative of 1950s advertising and is an important record of the use of swimsuits in the marketing of household products.Feli Whitman's makeup and hairstyling is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in the early 1950s.
    HistoryThroughout the 20th century, posters were used as a relatively inexpensive, eye catching and easily distributed way of marketing. Beach scenes were a popular advertising theme in Australia during the 1950s.The sea air, bathing and beach recreation were associated with health and well being, and people were increasingly encouraged to spend time outdoors. This poster reflects the transformation of the tanned body into a fashionable and healthy icon.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Take Vincent's with Confidence

    Primary title: Advertisiting poster for Vincent's headache medication

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