I want to go!
This morning on my usual ebay par-oozing, I came across one more of my little secret little obsessions – matchbook art. Matchbook art is so simple, functional and here we are almost 100 years after the place was built, talking about them. Who says advertising doesn’t work. As Marshall Mcluhan said, “Advertising Is The Cave Art Of The 20th Century”.
This is pure marketing genus!
They needed more young people as well
Cocktails on Sundays! Remember Blue laws? This little caption would date these post and near 1962 when the Blue laws in Ohio where overturned.
An earlier example of their Matchbook art. Ahh back in the good old cough cough days of no smoking sections! We all lived in a huge ash tray.
Inside of McGarvey’s Oh man I can smell those Beef Tallow french fries. THE WAY GOD INTENDED THEM TO BE MADE!
Menus cover, oh the joy of sitting down and gazing on this magic paper full of gluttony
OH!!!!!! I want me one of those Mister 5×5’s
So I got interested in McGarvey’s and did some interneting. And guess what. Ya.. Its gone, been turned into a Landing by the town of Vermillion. UGH! But at least the town saved some of its history. Kudo’s to that. Now back to some PIE for desert.
Thanks for coming by.
You can see some history of McGarvys HERE
You can buy the Matchbook on ebay HERE
And you can read about Beef Tallow French Fries HERE