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Advertising Characters

I love signs with cartoon figures alongside the words. Many of these signs in Chicago are from the mid-20th century, when such characters were most popular.

Now thats a friendly Handee Car Wash
Handee Car Wash

Mr. Steer looks happy to serve you beef
Mr. Steer

A downright diseased-looking tooth advertising dentistry? Wash me!
Smile Dental

Mr. Snappy, looking pretty stern for an advertising character
Mr. Snappy

No snickers, its just a beaver who sells hardware
Crafty Beaver

This understated clothes pin is my favorite
Clothes Pin Laundromat

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