1960: Inscrutable Ads

Sometimes advertisements don’t make sense after 50 years, and this ad for Swanson’s is one of them.

I have no idea what Swanson’s was, where it was, what they were selling or… well, anything. They sure do seem friendly, though, so I guess my opinion is more positive after having seen the ad.

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3 Responses

  1. Howard

    Swanson’s was a downtown grocery store located across the street from the clinic. Hy-Vee bought it in the early ’70s and it moved out to the mall in the late ’70s. There were three large (for the time) stores in town back then, Ralph’s Red Owl on the big corner, Gordy’s Supervalu where the liquor store is and Swanson’s downtown.

  2. Rosemary

    Howard forgot about the National Tea grocery store that was located in the northeast downtown area in the early 60s.

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