06 November 2004

Is It Really DOG FOOD?

Vintage 1943 ad for Gaines Dog Food
This vintage 1943 advertisement, found on R1 car 381, seems like an innocent ad for dog food. There are so many references to this being for dogs.
  • The emphasis on the word Dog on the bag
  • The drawing of a dog on the bag
  • The word DOG on the bowl
  • The dog apparently eating from the bowl
  • The tag line, Give your Dog his daily vitamins
  • The expanded name, Gaines Complete Dog Food
Then, there's something startling in the first bullet point: Used by U. S. Army.

Don't tell me they were feeding Dog Food to those soldiers!

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