Monthly Archives: May 2009




Last weekend, Jill and I went down to London and visited the Tower of London to see the exhibit on Henry VIII.  Neither of us had been to the Tower before and it was a great place to spend part of a day (but without the 2 for 1 entrance, […]

Tower of London



Sealed with a kiss of hops
This 1944 Schlitz beer advert features one of their more interesting tag-lines – “Sealed with a Kiss”.  During the early 1900s, Schlitz surpassed Pabst as the largest brewery in the world and remained that way until they changed their brewing process in the 1970s!  By 1981, it was a dying […]

Schlitz – Sealed with a Kiss



1944 Parker Quink Permanent Pen Ink Advertisement
Blond: “Look, Alice, my pen’s done another tailspin and I’m in the middle of a note to the Navy’s best-looking JG!” Brunnette: “Betty, you’re impossible! I told you to use Parker Quink, the Solv-X in it protects pens” This is a great World War Two-era advertisement focuses on the shortage […]

Parker Quink



Hello Easy Chair by Busk and Hertzog
Designed especially for Kylie Minogue, on the request of the Danish Broadcast Corporation, by Busk and Hertzog.  This chair was accessed into the Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen in 2008 and into the National Gallery in Oslo in 2007.  It has also been used on Danish television […]

Hello Easy Chair


A "Double-Rich" Bourbon 1
A 1940 advertisement for Schenley’s Cream of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which was, according to the advert, the “far-and-away the world’s largest selling Bourbon” and “that’s why the price of Cream of Kentucky is so little for such exceptional quality” … if you believe that!

Cream of Kentucky Straight Bourbon