Follies of the Mad Men #44

[From Life magazine for September 30 1940.]

Either a 20th-century man's shoe has been transported through time back to pre-Columbian America, confounding the primitive redksins, or else some 20th-century Native Americans on some especially traditional and cloistered reservation somewhere are incredibly ignorant.

Or, some Madison Avenue genius thought this was brilliant.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 17, 2008
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Fashion | Shoes | Anthropology | 1940s | Time-travel | Native Americans

Heap big racist ad.
Heap big lawsuit to follow.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/17/08 at 12:49 PM
You know, the thing is, I think these types of things were meant to capture an idea of it being truly American. I don't think it was meant as a derogatory comment on native americans.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/17/08 at 03:52 PM
Rodger, I just meant that it's easy now to look at this kind of stuff and point out the issues with it but 30 years ago you could still order a 'Wop-salad' and the waitress would bring you an italian salad, no questions asked. Nobody took offense until we were told that it should be taken as offensive.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/18/08 at 10:08 AM
Rodger, don't be an Indian-giver and take it back. 😉

I didn't see your comment as being grumpy at all.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/18/08 at 01:22 PM
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