Welcome to our iconic images of the 20th Century. We shall be adding more from time to time, and each one is available as a PDF for you to download, or if you would like a high quality print on A3 card for just £5 each, please give us a call on 01403 210485.
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The VW camper van was introduced in the 1950s and has become a collectors item for enthusiasts. The Mini Cooper appeared in 1961; in 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century.The MGC Roadster was produced in the 60s and you still see a few around, though usually at a rather higher cost than the original price of £1,102.
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The Marlboro advertising campaign is said to be one of the most brilliant advertisement campaigns of all. In the United States, where the campaign originated, it was used from 1954 to 1999. The advertisements were originally conceived as a way to popularize filtered cigarettes, which at the time were considered feminine.
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The original red telephone boxes were made from concrete and first appeared in 1920. In 1980 there were 73,000 red phone boxes installed around the UK, before the need for them declined as the mobile phone started to take over.
The phone above right was being used in the 1930s, and designs didn’t change much until press buttons were introduced in the 1960s.
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Arguably, the most recognisable album cover in pop music history, The Beatles’ Abbey Road album still draws fans to the road forty four years after the photo was taken. The photo was taken at around 11:30am, on the morning of 8th August 1969 outside EMI Studios on Abbey Road. Photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic.
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Gone With the Wind: Who hasn’t heard of this historical romance, set in the 19th century American south? First released in 1939, it became the highest earning film made up to that point, and retained the record for over a quarter of a century. Adjusted for inflation, it is still the most successful film in box-office history.
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Concorde: the stunning turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner called Concorde that was in service from 1976 to 2003. It flew at an incredible 1,334 mph with a maximum speed of over twice the speed of sound, and is an iconic image of our times.
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