Nice Knobs

24 11 2012

“Distinctive Hardware for the Bungalow – the Pretentious Home – the Monumental Structure” is the boast of this colorful and slightly fussy 1920s Russwin (Russell C. Erwin) advertisement.  Prominently featured at the bottom is the courtyard of Sid Grauman’s recently constructed Egyptian Theater.

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27 11 2012
Magical Effects of Thinking

Pretentious home. You just don’t see that kind of honest advertising any more.

27 11 2012
Dr. Sphinx

I know, right? ;p Nothing like pitting the classes against each other to push a product.

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