Sunday, January 29, 2017

SALES PEOPLE of the past

   
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a pushy assertive car salesman in an advertisement
"I want to talk automobiles to you"   a 1904 magazine ad:  many of the basics of advertising were developed over 100 years ago,  and they're all still used today.

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an 1851 cartoon about an old sales trick
"Calamitous fire! ... sold off for the sixteenth time"   an 1851 cartoon about an old sales trick
   
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1895 Road Spindle by Frontenac advertising
  the all-new 1895 Frontenac Road Spindle  "... hangs very low.  Is very tasty"
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Moe Howard of the Three Stooges selling comedy vitamins
Moe Howard of the Three Stooges selling comedy vitamins
   
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a Charles Addams cartoon about a clothing store
"Would you care to step in here and see how it looks in the dark?"
a Charles Addams cartoon
   
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a street vendor toy seller 1600s
a toy seller,  1600s?
   
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Hot Chestnuts! an 1871 street vendor
"Hot Chestnuts!"   an 1871 street vendor
   
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a Roy Doty illustration advertising television personality Arthur Godfrey's sales influence
a Roy Doty illustration
for the Columbia Broadcasting System advertising
television personality Arthur Godfrey's sales influence       click twice
   
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a Gahan Wilson cartoon about illicit sales to tourists
"How much for just the ring?"   a Gahan Wilson cartoon
   
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a J. Bernard Partridge illustration of a joking Arab merchant
a J. Bernard Partridge illustration of a joking merchant
   
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The Right Approach ... The Wrong Approach, a vulgar National Lampoon cartoon
"The Right Approach ... The Wrong Approach"
a vulgar National Lampoon cartoon
   
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1890s retail store interior illustration
wasted space in this 1890s retail store       see full size
   
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an 1895 shoplifting policeman photograph
shoplifting was common in 1895
   
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1904 store security cases photograph
 a 1904 clothing store with display security       click twice
    
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a 1904 clothing store interior
another 1904 clothing store       click twice
    
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1906 advertising slogans
"A cut from a friend or a knife will hurt, but our cut glass will please you ... Kneedeep in Attractiveness"   a 1906 book on in-store advertising suggests placing hand-painted signs, like these slogans above
   
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a 1911 shopping mall interior illustration
a 1911 shopping mall     click twice
   
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A 1913 store window display, Le torrent de Chemises, a river of shirts
a 1913 store window display, "Le torrent de Chemises"
   
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Horace Taylor poster art 1926
a Horace Taylor poster, 1926
   
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a 1938 store demonstration island, illustrated
a 1938 store demonstration island
   
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1940s real estate agent and shack in Toronto
"For Sale"  - an estate in old Toronto       click twice
  
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helicar illustration 1947
do traveling sales-people still exist?  this helicar is from 1947
   
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a 1917 sales industry article about "Returned Goods Evil"       click twice
   
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signage plus display equals product movement in 1950, an illustration with Delsey Tissue
signage plus display equals product movement in 1950
   
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wooden in-store display tables 1953
wooden in-store display tables, 1953
   
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1941 department store decorations, a photograph
1941 department store decorations       click twice
   
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A 1968 carpet salesman with customer, a color photograph
a 1968 carpet salesman knows that mature adults are wise to old sales tricks ...
that's why the 18 to 30 year old customer is so important
   
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Mark Knudson cartoon, Well known American types, National Lampoon magazine 1980
      "Well-known American types ... Service representative,  Co-Host,  Marketing Specialist,  Special Guest Star"
   

Sunday, January 22, 2017

the SUN ... in art

The Sun, a color photograph close up
     
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a Akseli Gallen Kallela painting of sun on winter trees
Akseli Gallen Kallela
     
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a Christopher Evens 1969 illustration Sun and Moon
a Christopher Evens 1969 illustration,  "Sun and Moon"       click twice
    
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a 1974 travel poster, Ferrovie Europee
a 1974 travel poster
   
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Eric Ravilious war ships
Eric Ravilious       click twice
   
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a Theodor Kittelsen children's book illustration
a Theodor Kittelsen children's book illustration       see full size
   
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a Nicolas Sidjakov illustration 1969, child in nature, sun
 a Nicolas Sidjakov illustration,  1969
   
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from the 1970s "World Wide Weirdies"  series by Ken Reid, the Horror-Izon
from the 1970s "World Wide Weirdies"  series by Ken Reid
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a Julius von Klever painting of unusual sunlight
a Julius von Klever painting       click twice
   
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a John Buckland Wright woodcut illustration
a John Buckland Wright woodcut illustration

   
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a Carlos Marchiori children's book illustration 1969,  thumbprints on blue paper, sun and moon
a Carlos Marchiori children's book illustration 1969,
thumbprints on blue paper   click image twice for full size
   
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a Gary Panter illustration for Frank Zappa Studio Tan
"Studio Tan"   a Gary Panter illustration     click twice
   
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a Paul Pinson children's book illustration 1950, a little airplane flys to the sun
a Paul Pinson children's book illustration,  1950
   
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Merrill Grant, sailing, sunny
 a Merrill Grant children's book     see full size
   
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Merrill Grant, children's book, ferry in sun
Merrill Grant     see full size
     
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Inca gold, sun
Inca gold     click twice
     
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Mike Hinge comic book art, sun and space
Mike Hinge comic book art with silly dialog
            
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Maurits Cornelis Escher, sunshine, sun
Maurits Cornelis Escher     click twice
     
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Maurits Cornelis Escher, sunlight
Maurits Cornelis Escher
     
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Brian Wildsmith, sun, children's book
from a Brian Wildsmith children's book     click twice
     
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an Oscar Cahén illustration, 1954 Canada magazine cover, sun
an Oscar Cahén illustration,  1954 Canada     click twice

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an F.C. Gundlach photo 1966, op-art sun swimsuit, 1966 fashion model
an F.C. Gundlach photograph,  1966
     
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a Frank Johnston painting of a big sky
a Frank Johnston painting       click twice
   
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Gustav Moreau art, sun
Gustav Moreau
     
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Felix Vallotton, sunrise sunset
Felix Vallotton art     click twice
     
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a Gerardo Dottori painting, landscape with sun
a Gerardo Dottori painting       click twice
         
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1972 illustration, National Mobile Home advertisement, sun
1972     click twice
     
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Chesley Bonestell
a Chesley Bonestell illustration  found at  https://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/
        
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astronomy photo sunspot
a sunspot       click twice
        
    
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Antonio Frasconi 1962 Graphis
an Antonio Frasconi illustration,  1962