One of the more surreal takes on the 1929 stock market crash which led to the Great Depression is on view in this October 1930 Campbell's Soup advertisement which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. A Campbell's Soup Kid reads the latest stock news from a state of the art glass domed stock ticker machine. Wishful text reads "The news that I'm reading look's dandy to me. Like a plateful of Campbell's Which fills me with glee." This original illustration painting is a supremely odd example of Americana advertising.
Artist: School of Grace Drayton