Follies of the Mad Men #124


These images both derive from Life magazine for November 11, 1949.

It must indicate something about capitalism circa 1949 that both ad campaigns chose this gigantic, brutal, triumphalist imagery. (Perhaps the two campaigns were created by the same agency even?) The postwar reign of corporate overlords has arrived. "Beware, puny humans! Our glorious products bestride the landscape and will crush you, unless you buy and consume mass quantities!"

Could there be a less-enticing public face for a company?
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 14, 2010
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Dreams and Nightmares | 1940s | Alcohol

. . . and then I wanted the biggest friggin' coke n' 7 imaginable . . .
Posted by Pablo on 10/14/10 at 02:35 PM
Isn't that bottom one Seagrams 7 Crown ? .. Not Crown Royal. BTW I'm having a whiskey and coke right now. The only thing better is whiskey and Jolt Cola. You can get drunk and stay awake enough to enjoy it :cheese:

BTW if nobody has tried it there is an inexpensive whiskey called Rich and Rare. They have some of the oldest casks in Canada. It's as smooth as Canadian Club and much cheaper. Another favorite is Tangle Ridge. It's a blended Canadian whiskey as well that is aged in old Sherry wine casks.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 10/14/10 at 03:46 PM
7&coke;sounds good to me!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/15/10 at 02:07 AM
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