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“It’s like trying to swallow a mouthful of thumbtacks.”*

Black Velvet Blended Canadian Whisky ad from a 1974 magazine.

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Take a Puff… It is Springtime

Ad of Yore: Salem full-page back cover print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

Ad of Yore: Salem full-page back cover print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

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The Truest North Dakotan of Them All Featured in VW Beetle Print Ad from 1969

After years and years of research, I have finally found the one person who best epitomizes North Dakotans for the outside world.

It’s not Lawrence Welk, Josh Duhamel (Sorry, ladies.), Shadoe Stevens, Leslie Bibb (Call me!) or Angie Dickinson. Rather, it’s Father Aloysius Bittman of Mandaree, North Dakota, who was featured in a 1969 print ad for Volkswagen.

Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Ad of Yore: Volkswagen print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

Ad of Yore: Volkswagen print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

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“I’m the most wanted girl in town… thanks to Stenotype”

Ad of Yore: LaSalle Extension University print advertisement from a 1973 Charlton comic book

Ad of Yore: La Salle Extension University print advertisement from a 1973 Charlton comic book

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