Retro Clipart Largest collection of retro Clip art advertising and Clipart from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Here are some of the wonderful letters we've received from our visitors and customers in chronological order, and totally unedited.
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Letters for 2005:

From: "Marilee Kimball" <>
Date: November 22, 2005 3:58:24 PM PST
To: <>
Subject: When are you coming out with your next collection?
Reply-To: <>

Hey Tony,
I purchased the collection 2 years ago for my wedding graphics, and this has been the best investment I have made next to photoshop!  This paid for itself in the first 2 jobs I did, and I guess I can just thank you for the GOLDMINE that Retro Ad Art is.  I use it for everything it seems like - and most importantly, it is the best reference guide I have ever worked with.  Classic design never goes out of style, does it?  Everyone thinks I am so super hip and slick with the artwork I come up with, and I guess I really am.  I was smart enough to buy this, and I LOVE IT.
So, I was wondering, when are you going to be coming out with your next collection of ad art?  Will you let me know or do I have to check back periodically?  I sincerely hope this is in the works, and I want to be the first kid on the block when it comes out.  So let me know if you have anything on the back burner will ya?
Until then, I am a superfan.
Thanks for the goods.

From: Hillary Bratton <>
Date: November 8, 2005 9:05:08 PM PST
To: Tony Bosley <>
Subject: Re: Hammer

What a great collection!  So there’s no way just to get one image (like happyham 739?)?

My other question is usage?  I’m doing a sign for my brother in law but he’d want to have the image for a logo, etc.

Thanks -

From: Sherry Williams <>
Date: November 3, 2005 2:41:12 PM PST
To: <>
Subject: Grist Mill

I am looking for a grist mill similar to the look of your illustrations.
Do you have one? I have looked, but can't find one on your website.

I love this site.

From: "Weedlun, Tim" <>
Date: August 19, 2005 9:03:22 AM PDT
To: "''" <>
Subject: Retro stock photography

Do you provide or know of any vendors who sell photo CDs of models posed for ads used in the 1940's through 1960's? I see these images used all over the place, but when I do a search on "retro photo CDs" or "vintage 50's ads" I can't find anything. I found some individual photos on places like Getty Images, but nothing that came in a royalty-free collection. I love your clip art collection, though, and know now where to come for those needs.

From: "Kathleen Tuggle" <>
Date: July 16, 2005 8:54:24 AM PDT
To: <>
Subject: Wow Wow Wow!!!!

     I couldn’t wait until Saturday morning when my Retro Ad Art CD and catalog were scheduled to arrive. I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas. I just received the package this morning. I’m perusing the fonts and the catalog. I am so excited thinking of all the creative possibilities. I’ve long been a fan of retro ads and art. I can’t wait to start using the art. You’ve definitely sparked my creative energy with these wonderful items. Thank you!!!
Kathleen Tuggle
St. Louis, MO
P.S.  You can post my message, but please leave my email address out of the posting. Thanks again!

From: "Susan Jernigan" <>
Date: June 27, 2005 9:06:23 PM PDT
To: <>
Subject: Replacement CD

Hello Ad Graphics!
Almost a year ago, we purchased the Retro Ad Art Book and CD-ROM from you.  Unfortunately, I (sue) may have inadvertently "tossed" our CD into the waste can.  Could you kindly send us a second copy?  We'll happily pay for the expense to make one.  I scanned a copy of the cover for verification.  Lisa used her personal credit card for the initial purchase.  Please let me know how to proceed.
Thank you...thank you...we love your collection!
Lisa Holte and Sue Jernigan

From: "Mrs. Liesl McLiney" <>
Date: April 23, 2005 8:28:54 AM PDT
To: "'TONY BOSLEY'" <>
Subject: RE: AD GRAPHICS Customer Receipt/Purchase Confirmation
Reply-To: <>

Can someone give me a little tech help pretty please? I used to be in the graphic design world and very up to date with the tech skills. I have been doing the Mom thing now for years, still like to play and use this stuff for invites etc. Anyway, I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.  What do I save these as, or how do I lose the bitmap deal? Eps is the worst for this so far, still I can't seem to get it as clean and sharp as it should be. I am sure it is easy, and I am stupid. Please help, love the stuff and trying to use it for an invite needed yesterday. Thank you, Liesl

Date: March 16, 2005 3:28:07 PM PST
Subject: Retro Ad Art CD Royalties
Good Evening Mr. Bosley,
I appreciate the speed with which I received the artwork.  The artwork is more than I had hoped for.  I did have one question.  Is all the artwork royalty free and thus able to be used in any capacity?  Or is some of the artwork still trade marked and not able to be used in any form other than simple decoration?  If you could help me clear this up I would be very appreciative. 
Thanks again for the art.  I look forward to the updates.
Scott Hunter

From: roy pope <>
Date: March 5, 2005 11:40:58 AM PST
To: Tony Bosley <>
Subject: Re: Retro Ad Art CD

received book and cd today(sturday)
great stuff

From: mark pollard <>
Date: February 23, 2005 6:32:14 AM PST
To: Tony Bosley <>
Subject: Re: More Retro Fonts


I received retro fonts 2 - was there a retro fonts 1/ the stuff is cool

mark pollard
the producers

From: Yore <>
Date: February 21, 2005 4:18:02 AM PST
To: Tony Bosley <>
Subject: Re: download ?
Reply-To: Yore <>

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your quick reply and providing me with the extra 'sneak preview' URL.
Convinced. Just ordered the CD :-)
Regards and lots of success with Ad Graphics,


From: "Michael Broderick" <>
Date: January 27, 2005 3:49:47 PM PST
Subject: Re: PC Fonts

Thanks a bunch. Your service has been great.

From: Tony Bosley <>
To: "Michael Broderick" <>
Subject: Re: PC Fonts
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 17:12:02 -0800

On Jan 26, 2005, at 4:40 PM, Michael Broderick wrote:

Thanks for the Mac fonts Tony. I also requested the PC version. Could you send those along when you get a chance.

Whoops - you're right. Sorry about that hehe. Too much multi-tasking going on here as usual.

From: "Christina Lamkin" <>
Date: January 25, 2005 5:56:52 PM PST
To: <>
Subject: Sub-selection of retro clip art?

Your retro clip art collection is an absolute delight.
I am starting a part-time business, offering technical tutoring house calls.  I am targeting the older adult--hence my interest in your graphics.
Would it be possible to select perhaps 40 images to buy, for some lower price?  I do not plan to make posters, so I would be happy with web-page-sized images, rather than the large format that you describe for big enlargements.
I really cannot afford the whole set, right now--I don't even have a customer yet!  If things work out, I would love to buy the CD. I am a big fan of the streamlined style, old radios, and the like.
If it is OK, I could send you a list, selected from the thumbnails--the idea is to encourage older people to master their PCs... show them, visually, that I can relate.
Thanks for considering this request.
Christina Lamkin495 Edmands Road
Framingham, MA  01701 

From: "pslucas" <>
Date: January 17, 2005 7:31:12 PM PST
To: <>
Subject: usage clarification

First I would like to say that your art is great!  I think it is the best out there and I have been looking for quite some time.
I appreciate you taking time to answer my questions.
I am interested buying your retro art and want to be sure I can use it as planned.  One planned use would be to set up shop at  CafePress is  a website that will print art, etc on their products for resale.  May I post the mention of "images courtesy of retroart" on my shop at CafePress instead of on each product? 
Are all the images copyrighted to you?
I do a lot of original collage art and would like to purchase retro art to combine into my work. If I create a piece that has a portion of retro art in it, along with other graphics, photos, etc am I able to copyright the image as my own?  (My art would not include your art that has company logos or names)  
In a collage would you still want a mention of "images by retro art"  or could I acknowledge it as part of the total piece? 
I would also like to know what one product line refers to.  I would like to be clear on exactly what you refer to as a product line.
As I mentioned before I am primarily a collage artist and would be interested in using your art in my pieces.  Some may have a large portion on your art some may have only the tiniest amount.  I am trying to clarify so that I can use your art in a manner that is acceptable.   Thanks for all the time.  Sandi

From: "Terra Neilson" <>
Date: January 2, 2005 5:51:39 PM PST
Subject: RE: Fwd: Retro Ad Art CD

Perfect! Thank You so Much!
Wonderful product and wonderful customer service!
Glad to support your business.
-Terra, The Garland Theatre


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