Tuesday, January 18, 2011

William Donahey, Monarch Food Products, 1928

Click image for 723 x 991 size. Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 20s".

5 comments:

Lauren Hairston said...

Any idea why everything is "teenie weenie"?

M said...

I can't be sure, but I think these are characters from a comic of the time.

Lauren Hairston said...

I found this page (http://the-tw-king.com/pages/trading-cards), which shows the Teenie Weenie trading cards that were included in Monarch Toffee. So cute!

M said...

Thanks for the link, they are very sweet. :)

0ff0056a-503b-11e0-8fb4-000bcdcb2996 said...

The Teenie Weenie's were a syndicated comic series by William Donahey. He was approched by Monarch Foods wanting to tie his little people into the advertising of their products. I met him in the '60s at his studio in Chicago. As we talked, he sketched a frame for me that I still have displayed.