Because there was a time, long ago, before the John Lewis advert was even a twinkle in its creators' eyes...
These Vintage Christmas Adverts Show How Times Have Changed
Curios Pall Mall Gazette, 31 December 1918, greets the coming New Year in a jubilant tone, announcing that the bugles will sound an 'all clear' bit.ly/2PP62RZ #1918Newspapers #NYE https://t.co/YDmROtdJU1
Curios Daily Mirror, 27 December 1918, King George V welcomes President Wilson to London as part of the ongoing peace discussions bit.ly/2T30l52 #1918Newspapers #FirstWorldWar https://t.co/gxbeRnkmOp
Curios Daily Mirror, 24 December 1918, proclaims 'Father Christmas comes into his Kingdom again,' picturing the preparations for the 'greatest of Christmases,' with an officer home from leave and a crowded Oxford Street bit.ly/2EATNqq #1918Newspapers https://t.co/JVr0jZtkhf
Curios The Pall Mall Gazette, 23 December 1918, reports on the formation of the 'Society of Nations,' whilst describing the preparations for Europe's first Christmas at peace since 1913 bit.ly/2Cohxwm #1918Newspapers #FirstWorldWar https://t.co/rJCpmo6m6T
Curios The Sphere, 21 December 1918, presents an artist's depiction of the historic occasion of women voting for the first time: 'They did with so much zeal that in some places they outnumbered the male voters at the polls' bit.ly/2LsheDB #1918Newspapers #Vote100 https://t.co/jhyWRdmJcM