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Cuteness Counts

sing children and animals to help sell goods is a time-honored advertising tradition. Advertisers sometimes worked products into childhood scenes in fanciful ways; in other instances there was little connection between merchandise and scene. Illustrations of pets or children presumably made buyers feel affectionate toward the advertisers' products.

Milwaukee child playing with toy and rooster poster.

Color Lithograph, 1914

Printed by Hayes Lithographing Co. (Buffalo)
for International Harvester Co. (Chicago)
28.75" x 20"
WHI 2026