Monday, December 11, 2006

H. Jaeckel & Sons Still Stalking the Ladies

A few months ago I posted two 1926 adverts from H. Jaeckel & Sons featuring women being stalked by men who looked like American Psychos.

To their credit I've seen about three more of their ads, and none of them follow that particular plotline. This one I found in the February 12, 1927 issue may not be about stalking either -- maybe that guy's her husband, who was also lured out by the balm of spring -- but here it is anyway, just to be cautious:
It won't be long before the balm of Spring will lure one to the morning constitutional. Our cloth coats for the morning walk are a pace in advance of everyday fashions.
On an unrelated note I think the dog's on amphetamines.


Anonymous said...

I think you are being kind--the guy looks like he has some kind of whip or riding crop in his hand, and he wants to catch the lady and mount her for his constitutional ride around Central Park.

On an unrelated note, the dog's expression is the characteristic rictus of pleasure that covers the mug of any dog who smells a winter's worth of uncollected doggy deposits that a spring's thaw reveals.

eric the l.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

You may be right! But if he's the Central Park Mounter he's got a more innocent expression than I'd expect. Maybe he's just simple minded.

Oh jeez, nothing like the smell of a winter's worth of ancient, wet, thawing dog crap! That alone is enough to put a simpleton off his springtime constitutional.

Anonymous said...

better than kimchee

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Damn right! Though, from the smell that's been coming out of there lately, smelly girl is using some stashed-away dog turds for a big surprise housewarming kimchee.

I sit in this apartment wondering "is the cat farting? Is my garbage rotting? Oh no, it's just dinnertime next door."

Miranda said...

Strange that a strong smell like vinegar would eliminate odors altogether, but it will. The vinegar smell disappears after awhile and leaves nothing behind.
Air freshener, used with baking soda - use 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 cups of water. After it stops foaming, mix well, and use in a (recycled) spray bottle into the air.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Thanks Miranda, I'll give it a try! Fortunately much of the cat smell seems to have been coming from next door...after the woman over there moved out (and deoderized her apartment) the smell isn't nearly as bad...but it's still there.