Fink, Denman; H. Mason (illus).
Minneapolis, MN. Cream of Wheat Company. 1912 - 1918(image copyright 1909).
TWO color magazine ads. A Case of Desertion: 13 x 9 inches on sheet 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches, front cover (with still-attached back cover) of July 1918 issue of Needlecraft magazine on verso. Light foxing, multiple short (1/4 inch or less) edge tears, multiple soft creases, 1 inch paper loss at upper right margin. In the Gloaming: 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches on sheet 14 x 11 inches, Good Year ad on verso. Multiple short (up to 1/2 inch) edge tears, light toning and a few soft creases to margins. With all faults. Advertisements featuring a small boy who has abandoned his chopping duties (captioned "A Case of Desertion") and a mother feeding her small child ("In the Gloaming"), with the head of famous African-American chef Rastus hovering eerily in the background like Hamlet's father, offering a streaming bowl of Cream of Wheat instead vengeance. Striking advertising images from the well-known Minneapolis, MN manufacturer. Item #55810