Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 1957 from the Lorain Slag Company!

Well, it’s Thanksgiving, so here's a vintage holiday ad sponsored by the Lorain Slag Company.

By George, that company sure did buy a lot of ads in the Lorain Journal, even though it didn’t exactly sell something commonly purchased by newspaper readers. I ran its ad for Thanksgiving 1956 here, and I have one for Christmas that I’ll be posting next month.

The ad above appeared in the paper on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1957 – 60 years ago.

The clip art used in the ad is a little unusual in that it does not include any Native Americans – just Pilgrims blundering around with their blunderbusses. I’m sure that the ad would be the object of scorn if it was run in the paper these days. But it has a nice message, and I’m sure the Morning Journal wishes that more companies would run holiday ads today.

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