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 flavors..in gum, fruit drops and mints. Follow the crowd and join the big parade. Step right up and say..”Beech-Nut”!