(click images, all via) Images from Postum newspaper ads from the early 20th century. Postum was created in 1895 by C.W. Post as a healthy caffeine-free alternative to evil black coffee. It was discontinued in 2007. Who will now save us from Octo-Java? Top left, Postum is ready to beat the shit out of that Brazilian. Lower left Mr. coffee can just looks like he's helpfully directing the startled gentleman. Previous olde tymey ad illustrations:
Grapey—the scary anthropomorphised box of Grape-Nuts • Listerine shaving cream—the choice of maniacally happy men of the 1940s. • Before Blendtec, there was the Universal Food Chopper.