Do You See What I See?

It is the 4th of July when nothin’ much is happenin’; I just relax and flip through old design artifacts for hidden symbols and clandestine meanings—and phenoms that might interest Daily Heller readers. While looking through some old Fortune magazines published just before the end of World War II in 1945, I noticed a startling commonality in some of the advertising pages of one particular issue. If you are also just lazing around play along. Do you see what I see? Take a minute or two.

What do you think? What is common to all yet not at all prominent in most? (Answer below.)

 

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*Answer: If you said animals, and specifically an ol’ dog, coupla’ fish, some ducks, a goose, pig, quail, mules and horses, you saw what I saw. Now, I see animals everywhere. I’d better go outside and chase that bear and wolf away.


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One thought on “Do You See What I See?

  1. amaze

    I love the old ads! Animals have always been a way to soften the feel of the ad which is persuading the viewer to buy the product….and this worked in the 20th century and I think it still works in the 21st century.
    Is it okay if I sent this around to may Japanese designer friends ( in Japanese) to see if they can get it.. they obviously do not speak or understand english so I will have to explain to them in Japanese. Of course If your permission is granted.

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