[Homeroast] Vintage coffee ad

Tom Ulmer tom at transtate.us
Fri Jul 30 07:48:15 CDT 2010


I certainly do not advocate violence however it seems to me the ad has a
playful element as the woman appears to be smiling. Possibly it's just
because I view the scenario depicted as preposterous - not that fresh coffee
is not important...

On Jul 29, 2010, at 5:27 PM, John A C Despres wrote:

> This type of ad from Chase & Sanborn began in the depression which
provides
> alarming evidence that wife battering was the stuff of comedy during the
> depression - especially if the husband didn't like his coffee. And it
> continued... "To the moon, Alice, to the moon!" merely hints at it, but it
> was and still is considered funny.





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