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Topic: Vintage coffee ad (5 msgs / 92 lines)
1) From: Phil Palmintere
A vintage coffee ad -- did they really advertise like this?http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f@&t91Homeroast mailing list
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2) From: John A C Despres
Yes indeed they did advertise this way. There was a time in this country
when coffee was to be the best possible on the table at home and there would
be heck to pay if it wasn't the best possible.
In 1929 Chase & Sanborn began putting dates on their cans with the
advertisement "It's dated" supposedly assuring Chase & Sanborn's freshness.
This type of ad from Chase & Sanborn began in the depression which provides
alarming evidence that wife battering was the stuff of comedy during the
depression - especially if the husband didn't like his coffee. And it
continued... "To the moon, Alice, to the moon!" merely hints at it, but it
was and still is considered funny.
Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergast - (a killer history of coffee, by the
way) Here it is:http://books.google.com/books?id=Da_d7SKHVGIC&pg202&lpg202&dq=depression+era+coffee+ads&source=bl&ots3GvTHlqh&sigcid0JpYNIT5F-I5m3naE9Ems8&hl=en&ei=nf9RTL27A8K88gbU87yQBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&vedCIQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=depression%20era%20coffee%20ads&f=false
High comedy there... Ugh.
Violence continues in coffee ads - This is Jim Henson's work.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ky7g1lgTwc&feature=player_embedded#!John
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Phil Palmintere
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3) From: Sandy Andina
There was also "POW--right in the kisser."  The episodes always ended with Ralph telling Alice, "Baby, you're the greatest!"  We gave it no mind back in the Fifties (since Ralph never followed through), but in retrospect it seems distressingly similar to battered women's rationalizations for not pressing charges or leaving ("He really loves me" or "he didn't mean it, and he promises he won't do it again").  Both men and women (and law enforcement) have evolved since then.
On Jul 29, 2010, at 5:27 PM, John A C Despres wrote:
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Peace & song, 
Sandy 
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4) From: Tom Ulmer
I certainly do not advocate violence however it seems to me the ad has a
playful element as the woman appears to be smiling. Possibly it's just
because I view the scenario depicted as preposterous - not that fresh coffee
is not important...
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5) From: Steve Sakoman
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Phil Palmintere
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Indeed they did, for more examples (and likely the original source of
this image):http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2010/06/10/vintage-ads-thinking/?test=faces#slide=1Steve
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