Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wheeling Steel's Ductillite 'King Can' ad, 1941

(click on image to ENLARGE) ⬇

"I am that versatile King Can, marvelous things I do for man, like bringing food from far and near, and then I quickly disappear!"

"The whole world is our realm, not by conquest but by service."

Gee, I like His Majesty's credo. Seems a good platform for a world leader.

Have to say I'm curious about Queen Can, though, and how she and her benevolent King got together.

I recall a conversation I once accidentally overheard, two young ladies discussing the merits of girth versus length, but surely that obscure reference has no place here. "He's like a can of soda", one of them said, and ever since I've wished I could forget having heard such an utterance.

So can anyone identify the artist, 'Bates'?

Seems familiar. Familiar style, familiar signature, but can't place it...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now we know where all of those anthropomorphic foodstuffs in the Wally Wood Alka-Seltzer commercial came from - the ones that march up over the foot of the bed and bother the retiring over-indulger.

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