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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Buy these gloves or we'll kill this monkey- Odd ads

Some of the best ads are simply "time out of place." They can be enjoyed at many levels. I'll always want to know what they were thinking when they came up with the concept. A picture may be worth a thousand words but, which thousand?  I would think you could look at an ad, see the product, see the image, look at the tag line and say, "Oh! I get it." But just as some of today's ads cause much head scratching, I have to believe some of these ads were just as much a mystery then as they are now.
This comes from a 1917 New York Times section and is clearly an ad for gloves.  What role the monkey plays is entirely up to your imagination.

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