Saturday, June 7, 2008

Vintage Ad (1921): Kodak

No, this is not a vintage pipe ad. It is actually an ad for the Kodak Portrait Attachment, which I'm sure was cutting-edge technology in 1921. I came across this somewhere out there on the internet once when looking for pipe advertisements. I was struck by the image of "the judge, with a week's growth of beard and a pipe in his mouth," looking tired and full of sad wisdom, or so it seems to me.

And we must ask ourselves the question: Would Kodak so prominently feature a user of tobacco to sell one of its products today, 87 years later?

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