No relation to Grape-Nuts.

1934 magazine ad for Beech-Nut Gum and Candies
1934 magazine ad for Beech-Nut Gum and Candies

Bone shards:

Looks like I wasn’t the only one trying to figure out who the artist was in this campaign. Not only was the artist identified (Stuart Hay (1889-1969)), but they also include another ad in this circus campaign! Win-win!

Nowadays, Beech-Nut is known mostly for its baby food. They’re the one that isn’t Gerber.

There’s also an unrelated Beech-Nut chewing tobacco. This ruffled some beech-feathers back in 1927.

Want some beech nuts of your own? Go foraging!

Wanna run away with the circus? That’s a bit hard to do these day, so why don’t you find out about its history instead?

The ad copy:

Beech-Nut steals the show!

Lad-i-e-s and Gentlemen! …Beech-Nut presents… a mouth-watering performance…that will give the most jaded appetite a new thrill! here’s a glorious galaxy of gum, fruit drops and mints. Follow the crowd and join the big parade. Step right up and say..”Beech-Nut”!

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