Saturday, December 31, 2016

Death Takes No Holiday – Dec. 31, 1960

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve. Longtime readers of this blog know that means it’s time for another vintage safety ad featuring the Grim Reaper, cautioning us to be careful on the highway tonight (and every day for that matter).

The full-page ad shown above with the clever theme, “Death Takes No Holiday on Our Highways” ran in the Lorain Journal on December 31, 1960 – 56 years ago today.

That’s one creepy illustration. Note how the artist included a small pool of (brrr) blood under the wreck.
As usual, the rest of the ad is a roll call of mostly long-gone area businesses. There are a few survivors – including Janasko Insurance Agency (with whom I insure my house and car) and National Waste Paper.
Like the ad says, don’t be a “Holiday Headline” in tomorrow’s Journal… be safe tonight!

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