Thursday, May 07, 2015

Best Betts

Wednesday Advertising Day.

What I like most about these Peter Pain ads (which I keep showing as long as I find new ones) is how long they ran. The earliest ones I have seen were from 1944 and the last ones from 1955. After that Jack Betts fell of th face of the earth. People who worked at Johnstone and Cushing in the late fifties had either never heard about him or forgotten him even though he worked there for more than ten years. Anyway, these samples range from 1953 (possibly the earliest I have) to 1954 and show Betts' lovely style at his best.

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