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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ANIMALS IN EARLY ADVERTISING

Well, technically they're not all animals. Some are birds and fish, but what the heck.
These ads span the years between 1900 and the 1930's.

 Cream of Wheat
1900

Silk Thread
1900

Trained Pigs
1905

1910

1910

 1911
White lead is the basic lead carbonate, a complex salt containing both carbonate and hydroxide ions. It was used as an ingredient for lead paint...and a cosmetic called Venetian Ceruse. I sure hope that kitty doesn't fall in!

1911
A Polish cigarette ad

1920


1920's

1920's
Granny lets the cat out....
I'm assuming that kitty would want to eat the oats if he stayed indoors. (?)

1920's
I haven't seen Postum in a long time, but I think they still make it. My Mom had it a few times when I was a kid, and if I remember correctly it tasted lousy.
I like the owl.

 1920's
Coca Cola


 1930
Another smoking bird


1930's

1930's
The White Rock beverage company is still in existence

1930's
California Oranges

 1932

1933
I never heard of Horse smokes




1938 


1916
how about a fox fur
from the Dead Animal Club?
I'd say $3.79 is indeed a bargain...



5 comments:

  1. Those were super expensive cigarettes!! I didn't pay that much for a pack when I started back in 1968. (Quit in 1989--thank goodness!) These are fascinating! :)

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  2. Like these very much, just one I remember seeing. Guess I'm younger then I thought.

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  3. Thoroughly enjoyable collection. History viewed though advertising says a bit more about us than we like to know. My head is still full of old jingles.

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  4. These are great, Jon! My favorite images arethe Corticelli spool silk and the musical pigs.

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  5. LOVE them all. But my favorite was the lady in the orange dress with the cola.

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