Category:
Children

Sparky’s Hazard House

Although not as famous as McGruff the Crime Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog has been around for a while.



I am particularly interested in his "house of death by incineration" diorama.



Apparently you can still purchase one from this company.



You might also want their Hazard Farm model.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 02, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Destruction, Domestic, Education, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Children, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #378



Cupid, traditionally the intermediary of erotic love, engenders a pea-based affection between mother and son.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 08, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Food, Children, Parents, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #377



That is one hard-ass kids' shoes mascot!



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 30, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Children, Shoes, 1940s, Feet

Follies of the Madmen #376



A quick hit of sugar at bedtime will send those kiddies straight to slumberland!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 25, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Children, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #355



Oh, no! Will Mr. Decay catch runaway Mr. Tooth? The suspense is unbearable!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 14, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Children, 1950s

Playful Swans




Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 02, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Death, Children, Parents, 1990s

Follies of the Madmen #352



Put the noisy little brats in the unsafe cargo area, why not?


Source of ad.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 19, 2018 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Family, Children, Parents, 1980s, Cars

When Dad Does SFX for a Living

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 18, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Children, Parents, Special Effects

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