May 7, 2018

FAKE NEWS, 1931-Style




Some time ago, we ran a post about an unusual 1931 advertisement for Tudor City, disguised to look like a news story.

Here's another installment in this stealthy series. Ominously titled 'Straphanging Declared Dangerous to Business,' it runs in the New York Herald Tribune on June 24, 1931. Its message ‒ avoiding the horrors of the subway by walking to work from Tudor City ‒ is a favorite theme of the copywriting team.

 At left, the page of the Herald Tribune, with the fake news story highlighted. Below, a blow-up version for easier readability.





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