Friday, December 30, 2011
A Grim Reminder from New Year's Eve 1969
It seems like for many years, every time a holiday rolled around – specifically those during which people celebrated boisterously – the Journal readers were treated to a creepy full-page ad starring the Grim Reaper (such as this one).
And here's another one (above). It's from Wednesday, December 31, 1969. I was fairly shocked to see that even in the late 1960's, these old-fashioned ads were still being produced. This one has particularly hair-raising ad copy: That "one for the road" may well take you all the way into eternity.
Yikes! I think I'll remember that on New Year's Eve. I guess that was the ad's intent!
Have a safe New Year's Eve!
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As always, it's a kick to see the names of those businesses.
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