Happy Holidays Retro Review

We scour the internet for for fun adn odd old timey ads, so you don’t have to.

This posts theme is Christmas.  it’s disturbing how many beer companies use a childhood figure to sell adult beverages.   Take a look at the full article here: http://wp.me/P1Sua9-5Z

White Rock Ginger Ale in the 1930's

V1rgil: I love the added Whiskey bottle.  This is Santa in Boss  mode.  He’s making the drudgery of mail and naughty/nice reports bare-able with booze.  Some information about White Rock Beverages: An American beverage company located in Whitestone, NY. The company was established in 1871 by pharmacist H.M. Colver in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Potawatomi Indians and settlers believed that the nearby White Rock natural spring had special medicinal powers, so White Rock Beverages started out as destination for vacationers and health seekers. By 1876, the company was bottling and distributing the natural spring water throughout the country Coca-Cola is frequently credited with the “invention” of the modern image of Santa Claus as an old man in red-and-white garments, however, White Rock predated Coca-Cola’s usage of Santa in advertisements for soft drinks. In 1923, the company used Santa to advertise its ginger ale after first using him to sell mineral water in 1915.

Fiddler: – Santa’s been drinking whiskey with a beer chaser and looks like a lot of letters that haven’t been opened were “filed” in the trash can.



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