07 August 2015

Sheer Poetry

I know genius when I see—or read—it. And so I humbly step aside to quote a few lines from this 1925 gem of an advertisement:

Go away, Kitchen Drudgery!
The cheerful summer kitchen!
Out you go, Dull Drudgery—no room here for the Foe of Household Happiness!
Come in, Contentment! Make this your permanent abode, Good Friend!

Part Walt Whitman, part long-form haiku, this is one heckuva way to hawk an oil stove. Click the image to enlarge it, and revel in the weird artistry of language.

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