Uncle Sam Says: "Purchase Shoes!" | 100 Years Ago

in #history7 years ago

100 Years ago the shoe selling company BERBERICH's used Uncle Sam to create an funny advertisement which have been published in "The Washington Times" newspaper.

I'm not sure if it was really meant to be a joke but from todays view it looks like that. What do You think? You can see and read this advertisement here: 

There is no investment that you can possibly make that will bring better returns than a purchase of Shoes NOW at BERBERICH's. This stock was ordered many months ago. We foresaw the conditions in the Shoe market that have, since sent prices soaring. Consequently, it is possible for us to quote you prices which are in many instances LESS than the WHOLESALE cost of the same Shoes today. Uncle Sam Says: "I have raised your salary, now spend it wisely. BUY BERBERICH's shoes."

Preview Image: Pixabay | Text and Illustration: Source | In the USA, anything published in and before 1922 is not protected under copyright. No permission is needed to use it. 


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