brought to you this week by the letter
C.....as in Coffee!
I want to share some vintage Coffee ads I
Let's start out with a bit of chauvinistic brainwashing and helpfull hints for the new bride, shall we?
I don't think the megaphone comes with it. Read the instructions on on how to open the can!
Who knew that caffeine was the devil? I don't know about you, but there are days that Grandma J thinks caffeine is her best friend.
Kelloggs jumped on the decaffeinated bandwagon too!
The A & P was all about elegance in the 40's and 50's. Good china...silver coffee servers...fresh flowers. Grandma J is almost certain these ads played a major role in molding Martha.
By the mid 50's everything was starting to take on an aeronautical flavor. Jet this, jet that! And be honest....was anyone convinced that instant coffee tastes better than fresh ground coffee?
The Council on Coffee started using celebrities to push coffee
down our throats in a big way after WWII. Ok, so I'm not sure there was a Council on Coffee, I made that part up. In any event, the ads were usually generic and Edward R. Murrow was someone everyone listened to. This ad wasn't generic....but the next one is.
John Wayne....an American legend for sure. Maybe Grandma J is a bit biased, but she met John Wayne several times and he was a humble genuine man.
This is a lame comic strip...but then I've never found Charlie McCarthy stuff that funny. Maybe because Grandma J's brother had a Charlie McCarthy puppet and he would torment her with it.
George Burns and Gracie Allen....who doesn't miss them?
Don't you just love old vintage ads?
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