Duke's Mayonnaise display at Cozart's grocery store. Feb 1965, Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.)
Via Assemblyman-Ephemera: early photos of ambitious packaging displays. What are we to make of a ’Nilla Wafer or Duke’s Mayonnaise Arc de Triomphe? (The unrealized engineering dreams of bow-tied, bespectacled stock-boys?)
While pyramidal stacks of fruit in the produce department may evoke subliminal associations with the engineering accomplishments of ancient Egypt, these seem more akin to Mayan or Aztec sacrificial temples.
Presumably there is a hidden underlying structure—(in addition to the stacked packages)—which supports the span of packages overhead. Still, it seems likely that a display like this must have, at one time or another, collapsed, perhaps injuring a shopper or two.
’Nilla Wafer display at Cozart's Supermarket. Aug 11, 1965, from the Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.)
(One more photo—and a related song clip—after the fold…)
A Brand New You: 3rd song from “Songs About Packaging” CD is about a visit to the grocery store.
Save the Date: “Songs About Packaging” at Freshkills Landfill, Saturday at noon. Those attending this FREE
event will be taken on a Magical-Mystery-Tour-style bus ride to the top
of Freshkills Landfill where I’ll perform a solo set of
packaging-related songs. Transportation to the location will be
provided by the same bus(es) that they use for the regular tours of the
Fresh Kills site. (And everyone who comes gets a free CD.) Click
here to RSVP and reserve a seat.
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