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GRAPHICS
Richard Adkins is our graphics director.  He attended Art Center College of Design. His background is as a  graphic artist and art director in the television industry. He and Jim Elyea were colleagues  at KNBC and

KABC.

He has been a writer and a producer of documentaries including the award-winning "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity".

 He has also been a fine artist and has work in collections  in the U.S. and Europe and has exhibited on  both the East and West Coast and been featured in "Art in America," "Artweek," and"Art Direction" magazines.

He contributed to History For Hire projects such as "Chaplin," "Yellow," and "The Sandlot" before joining  History For Hire in 1998.

The History For Hire Graphics Department specializes in reproducing vintage products  and Richard's work  can be seen in "The Patriot," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "American Dreams," "Young Sheldon," Bessie Smith," "Grace and Frankie," "The Last Tycoon," "Charlie Wilson's War," "Dreamgirls," and many others.




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WHAT'S NEW?
We have just completed refreshing our sun tan lions. Our stock includes all kings of sun tanning products from the 1938 Laymon's Sun Tan oil to the more modern Spray Noxzema of the 1970s.  Sun tanning products came into vogue in the 1930's  and by the mid 1940's the consumers had a lot to choose from.  Coppertone was one of the first products and continues to be made today. Coppertone is represented in out stock by the 1944 brown glass bottle seen in the second row above, and in its 1970's Quick Tan QT version right next to it. The third Coppertone product is seen in back row, center. Creme style lotions became popular and are represented by the 1972  HawaiianTropic  and 1980's  Avon Sun Seekers brand in the foreground. Surfrider, back row left, was a product made in Hawaii and in addition to suntanning lotion expanded their line in other men's products like cologne. Sea & Skee appeared in 1951. The green-labeled bottle in the back row is the 1953 version. Other Sea and Ski proucts in the photo include the Sun Block Out which appeared in the early 1980's amd "with Collagen" version middle right, which appeared in 1987. Like Hawaii, Florida is a sun tanning destination and the home of the 1987 Hatteras Lotion. Sprays were introduced in the 1970's like the 1974 Noxema spray, back row right.



 

Our graphics inventory covers items from the late 19th century through select modern items and unbranded non-descript (ND) products in the following categories:

FOOD PRODUCTS   CIGARETTES  BEVERAGES  HOUSEHOLD GOODS  MAGAZINE  ND PRODUCTS  FAST FOOD  RECORD ALBUMS & LABELS  DOCUMENTS  NEWSPAPERS  DISPLAY MATERIALS

To view an item-by-decade list, click HERE

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