Tuesday, June 02, 2009

...unless he's on the way home from the butcher.

(click ad) Today's banks take heed of this brilliant scarevertising (note the four shadows cast by the evil dog). In 1909, "$50,000 in capital" was not an absolute joke, I guess? I don't know in which one of these Caddos this financial institution was located, but apparently not enough people heeded their sage advice. Still, they were more solvent than pretty much every bank in America 100 years later (image via). previously in: bank ads.


Blogger je said...

$50k in 1909 is roughly equivalent to $5 million today.

3:26 PM  

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