1908 Ad Heinz Tomato Ketchup Chili Sauce Soup Condiment Tomatoes Fruit THK1

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This is an original 1908 black and white print ad for Heinz Tomato Ketchup from the H. J. Heinz Company.

CONDITION

This 103+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.75 x 7 inches; 12 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Heinz Mr. Aristocrat Tomato Man.

Detroit Advertising Agency, Maxon Inc., which later came to be the Gillette Agency, created the Heinz Aristocrat Tomato Man and coupled it with the slogan, ÒRemember, Heinz is the thick rich one.Ó

The trademark was first introduced to the public in the mid-1930s, promoting Heinz Tomato Juice. The tomato man initially wore a top hat and monocle; however, his attire varied thereafter to include a cowboy, farmer and Scotsman.

Interesting Fact:

In 1987, the H. J. Heinz Company produced a line of Mr. Aristocrat clocks. These novelty clocks have become an extremely popular collectors item. When the alarm sounds the clock says, ÒItÕs time to get up, get up right away! Wait any longer and itÕs ketchup all day!"

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