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Fables from the Golden Age for Modern Dry Cleaners
This twelve-page pamphlet has nothing to do with fables. In it, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company's Chemical Division advertises its product Perchlor to dry cleaners. Each of its pages presents a black-and-white photograph ...
Ad copy for Merrill Lynch's advertising campaign
This glossy little booklet twenty-six pages long uses detail and full illustrations from the advertising campaign. The full illustrations tend to have an explanatory moral under them, e.g., "Lacking a long-term plan, the ...
Invitation from The Pierpont Morgan Library
William was a dear collector of things having to do with fables. Now in 2002, perhaps ten years after I received these things from him, I am finally able to include them in the collection's catalogue. The review highlights ...
AT&T advertisement featuring members of the "Tortoise and Hare Running Club.
On the picture itself is a handwritten note: "Six miles and I ran every step!!!" "Tortoise and Hare" appears not only on the red running shirts of the contestants, but also on their white race badges. The ad copy starts ...
Card soliciting contributions to the Graduate School Fund, Harvard University
The envelope proclaims "Morale monet gratarium reciprocam retributionem." The card translates "One Good Turn Deserves Another" and attributes the saying to Aesop. The illustrations are taken from a "17th century edition ...
The Sun and the Wind
Like Schorr's work generally, as I have known it, this illustration is strong, vigorous, and engaging. The two figures present "wrapping" and "unwrapping" dramatically.
Newspaper advertisement for Duracell batteries
A first panel shows the tortoise lying on his back, with only the words "Yesterday's DURACELL battery." The second panel, on a new page, gives a picture – with the script "Today's DURACELL battery"--and a moral.
Newspaper advertisement for "Aesop's Tables,
What a lovely play on words! The restaurant offers "Nouvelle New England Cuisine" and invites readers to "Rediscover Classic Cape Cod in Wonderful Wellfleet!"
The Tortoise and the Heir.
This gift from my sister is a riot! The one element of color in the black-and-white photograph works together perfectly with the outrageous pun.
C.D. Cobb & Bros. Advertising Magazine.
This is a curious circular put together apparently by a store with a main location and three branches in Boston and further branches in Westboro and Fitchburg. This 32-page stapled pamphlet combines various advertisements ...