Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vintage Faroh's Valentine's Day Ads

It's Valentine's Day, so here are a few vintage ads for Lorain's Faroh's Candies. The one below ran in the Lorain Journal on Feb. 13, 1957 – 56 years ago – and uses a clip-art layout with none of the usual photos of their candies.
1957 Faroh's ad
Roughly ten years later, the ad below appeared in the Journal a few days before Valentine's Day 1968. This ad didn't show photos of chocolate goodies, either. The ad takes a different approach – featuring two cute babies. One is Lisa Ann Bell, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Faroh (who along with his brother George opened the first Faroh's Candies store in Lorain in 1947); the other is David Kramer, grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Cicerrella.

1968 Faroh's ad
Neither ad uses the well-remembered Faroh's candy cane logo that is so associated with the brand.

Even though it's been several years, it's still strange to drive by the Henderson Drive location and see a bar there. Hopefully the Broadway store is still doing well.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I don't think the bar is open anymore. I wish Faroh's could reclaim the building and reestablish themselves there - the multicolor dot front door is still intact - but we're lucky to have them on Broadway, let alone wish for another location.