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November 28, 2014

Awesome Vintage Russian Advertising (Gallery)

Vintage advertising prints are a pretty standard easy way to decorate a wall, and I’ve always liked the look myself. But it’s sort of like tattoos, to take it to the next level you need something incomprehensible and yet still graphically gorgeous. Russian fits the bill.

These Russian vintage ads range in time from 1890 – 1915, and mostly are advertising things like tobacco and alcohol, because that was mainly what people bought back when life was miserable and short. (At least that’s what movies have told me about the time period.) Here are 12 awesome vintage Russian ads. I’d hang any of them on my wall.

Tobacco 1890

Tobacco 1905

Brewery 1900-est

Tobacco 1900-est

Cocoa 1915

Tobacco 1890

Brewery 1896

Perfumery Products 1898

Rail Insurance 1903

Beer Apiculture Association 1903

Cocoa 1897

“My First Step” 1900-est