Monday, April 01, 2013

Some Ads Age Better Than Others

Merrill Anderson produced this U.S. Trust ad in 1963. Illustrator John Northcross certainly flattered the investment thinkers. Today, alas, it looks like a meeting of the White Men In Suits Investment Club.

And not without reason. In 1963 even some of the trust company's female customers believed investing was, by its very nature, a man's world.

Happily, 1963 also featured transcontinental jets and an all-mighty dollar. Americans could live  lavishly as they drummed up business around the world. These Irving Trust ads still please the eye.

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