Monday, September 17, 2012

A. L. Salomon & Co.

[The American Stationer and Office Outfitter, July 7, 1917. Click for a larger view.]

“Mother! Mother! Whatever shall we do? Our shawl straps are past mending, our silicate slates have cracked, and our mucilage pot is nearly dry! And we have yet many months of school to go!”

“There, there, children! Worry not! A. L. Salomon & Co., Wholesale Stationers, The House for School Supplies and Stationery Sundries, will supply all our needs!”

[They embrace.]

comments: 2

Elaine said...

Now, I am as big a fan of The Five Little Peppers (and how they grew) as anyone, but this bit of dialogue is a bit over-wrought even for them!

LOL... loved it. The smell of school glue and chalk is never far away....

Michael Leddy said...

You know what this advertisement made me remember? Pointers. I hadn’t thought of them in years, but now I remember a high-school math teacher wielding one with great authority.