1960: Duluth Seaway Portorama Days

Frisky the Bear advised people to visit Duluth in 1960 for its Portorama Days celebration. The lift bridge looks pretty much the same now as it did then, or at least in this tiny illustration. Of course it’s much larger in real life.

1960: Only Butter Can Be Butter

Willy Wiredhand touted the virtues of butter and the Nobles Cooperative Electric in 1960.

1960: Only Butter Can Be Butter

Willy Wiredhand touted the virtues of butter and the Nobles Cooperative Electric in 1960. Except earlier, his name was Willie Wirehand.  What happened, Willie? Did you pull a P. Diddy on us?

1960: Instant Hills Bros Coffee

This Hills Bros. coffee ad from 1960 was pretty eye-catching, although I have to admit I thought the mascot was a giraffe at first. On second glance it seems to be a guy drinking coffee and wearing a turban. Coffee-pot coffee… as opposed to what? Does anyone know?

1960: Martin Oil Co Fuel Kids

The Martin Oil Company sold Philipps 66 products in 1960, as you can see from this advertisement. The ad also featured the Fuel Kids, who were apparently anthropomorphic drops of gasoline or oil that were supposed to be children. Children who wore adultish hats?