The ad is interesting in that it points out that you can park free with no meters. I guess it was a real competition at that time between Lorain's downtown stores, the big shopping centers (like Sheffield Center, Westgate and Oakwood) and the little shopping strips (like the Willow Shopping Center, where Willow Hardware was located.)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Christmas 1960: Willow Hardware Ad
Here's a nice tall ad for the much-missed Willow Hardware from December 1960. (Click on it for a super-sized version.) As a graphic designer, I love the 1950s typography for the "Merry Christmas" as well as the Willow Hardware logo itself.