Let’s Hear it for the Spearmen!

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Wrigley's Spearmen/Mother Goose ad

Today, Steven Heller has an article about a Wrigley campaign near the turn of the twentieth Century. They were the Wrigley’s Sprightly Spearmen.

The Spearmen are Dear Men, Buy Some Gum!

As a kid, I loved Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum because my Grandpa Spear did. He said it was a family obligation for citizens with the last name of “Spear,” to buy Spearmint gum. Now I have an idea why he seemed a little serious about that even while he gave a wink. That ad campaign would have been a part of his formative years.

I had to grin when I saw these ads. Take a look at the link and enjoy the spearmen.

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Kevin Spear

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