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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:46 pm

donnie wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:40 pm
:shock: Good grief! Did people really respond positively to those kinds of ads? :?
This company apparently did pretty well!
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory. ... /2657.html

"Fairbank (N. K.) & Co.
In 1864, Nathaniel K. Fairbank and John Peck established Fairbank, Peck & Co. as the successor to Smedley, Peck & Co., a Chicago lard processor and soap maker. Using materials generated by the city's large meatpacking industry, the company expanded. By 1870, its new plant at 19th and Blackwell Streets employed about 160 men, women, and children, and produced about $2 million worth of lard, soap, and cottonseed oil a year. In 1875, it was purchased by American Cotton Oil and was renamed N. K. Fairbank & Co. By 1880, it had 400 employees and $5 million in annual sales. A decade later, the company had sales branches in St. Louis, Omaha, and Montreal and had become famous for its distinctive advertising. The company employed over 1,000 people at the 19th Street plant in Chicago into the 1910s. In 1921, the plant was closed as American Cotton Oil moved its manufacturing to newer plants in the South."
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:19 pm

Interesting - I guess people did respond to it, then. The attitude toward animals was different back then, too. I suppose they thought that ad was funny?

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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:00 pm

Lucky gal!
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:21 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: I wonder if this wasn't a joke. I mean COME ON! :lol:
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:51 pm

Now this is an interesting one!! Read more about this oddly marketed product here:
http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/a-devil-of-a-cure/
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:28 pm

Man, what an odd name and logo for a product line. I wonder what the rational for choosing Satan as your spokesman would be?? In that era you would wonder why the company wouldn’t have worried about offending fundamentalist Christians, perhaps. But they were apparently in business for awhile.

Satan bringing “mental sunshine” by way of your liver. Hmmm.... And Satanic Laxative? That sounds like some pretty wicked stuff... :(

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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:24 am

Horoscope fun slacks with stove-pipe legs...only in America. :)
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:19 am

How strange!
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:33 pm

Strange.
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:34 am

:lol: Oh, I dunno...I see cats with berets* and smokes pretty often. The cigarette holder is a little unusual. ;)

*or what exactly is that, anyway?

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