Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Washington's Birthday Sale – Feb. 21, 1958

In honor of George Washington’s Birthday (on Thursday), here’s a page of a special shopping section that ran in the Lorain Journal on Friday, February 21, 1958 – 60 years ago today.

It’s kind of a wacky sales theme, combining the celebration of the birthday of the Father of Our Country with a “We’ve Gone Mad!” theme in which "Madman Muntz" and his TVs seem right at home.

The ad includes a roll call of many other well-remembred Lorain stores, including Louis Cohn, Kresge’s, Kline’s, Cane’s Surplus Store, Penney’s, Wissman’s, and the Style Center.

I like the little pieces of George Washington clip art that are dropped into some of the ads, especially the one of Li’l George blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

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