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Author:  paulrace [ Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:03 am ]
Post subject:  Dennison_Goods_Catalog

In 1920, paper goods manufacturer Dennison hired artists, designers, and rather indifferent writers to fill a cheap pamphlet with "great" halloween ideas that could all be accomplished using Dennison's printed and crepe paper products. Here's part of the "pitch page," which essentially says, "If you like what you see on the other pages, buy our stuff."

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Why did I say "rather indifferent writers"? Try reading the sentence on the above illustration aloud. This is the same kind of writing I get in unsolicited e-mail from Asian manufacturers all the time: "Can-Do Goods has potential for exemplirarily providing your injection-molding commitments." I doubt that Dennison hired an Asian writer. But then again, I doubt they hired a writer. :-)

The URL for a scan of the book is at:

http://publicdomainreview.org/collectio ... ween-1920/

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