Hole in the Clouds
Feb 28, 2012
If you believe the banners in this ca. 1885 chromolithograph, the Standard Tip T.M. Harris & Co. boot comes with a double toe that is not only warranted and trade mark registered but also highest grade sole leather tip. It's not clear what the people frolicking in the ad have to do with double standard tip shoes, and it's not clear what a registered trade mark has to do with warranted highest quality, but what else is new. As my grandmother used to say: You believe that one and they'll tell you a bigger one.
The shoe factory in the background was a building on Cherry Street in Philadelphia that was originally built for manufacturing chandeliers.
Mar 11, 2012
This early twentieth-century advertising placard recommends drinking Georges Borman cocoa if you want to be big and strong.
May 1, 2012
For an advertising campaign to promote the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich photographers Andreas Mierswa and Markus Kluska somehow shot pictures that appear to be looking out, or trying to look out, from inside musical instruments.
(Image credits: Mierswa-Kluska
Aug 29, 2012
This artwork is from the lid of a box of fireworks. USA! USA!
Aug 31, 2012
Miss Tina pets the cow at a gourmet frozen-food store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.