Follies of the Madmen #238


A pelican garbed in Colonial clothes with lettering on its pouch is not the intuitive choice for a booze mascot.

Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 30, 2014
     Category: Animals | Anthropomorphism | Business | Advertising | Products | 1940s | Alcohol

Presumably, the pelican implies that this in not sippin' whiskey, and that you can guzzle it down.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/30/14 at 09:05 AM
For even weirirder I'd go with the previous page in that Life issue. Three men in a shower talking about silicone enhanced golf balls.
Posted by crc on 12/30/14 at 09:20 AM
Use whatever mascot you want it's still blended whiskey.

@CRC: What else are men supposed to talk about in the shower?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/30/14 at 10:11 AM
The pink elephant equivalent for the country club set.
Posted by KDP on 12/30/14 at 10:29 AM
Well I wouldn't have chosen a camel is sunglasses to tout cigarettes either. Its weird how that stuff happens.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/30/14 at 11:11 AM
crc, how about those topless photos on the next page?!
Posted by ges on 12/30/14 at 01:40 PM
@CRC: Those country-club types talking in their shower should come to L.A./Hollywood. We've found much better things to enhance with silicone than golf balls.

Still nothing better than the "Real Thing," of course!

Posted by Big Daddy on 01/01/15 at 12:45 AM
Amazing how suggestive the ads were back then. Scroll down to page 74 (the Mount Vernon ad the link leads to is page 55). The woman in the lower left corner: as I was scrolling past quickly I thought she was holding...well.... you know what I thought she was holding!
Posted by Boyd on 01/06/15 at 11:27 AM
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