Billboardicus Giganticus

1940-48 CVA 1184-2078 - [Billboard for Nabob coffee] Jack Lindsay

CVA 1184-2078 – Billboard for Nabob Coffee, 1940-48, Jack Lindsay photo.

The enormity of the billboard showing a bespectacled gent shilling for Nabob is mildly shocking. Even more so that it appears to have been adjacent to a single family dwelling – although one that almost certainly was on a principal automobile route.

But the image shown below ratchets the marketing shock meter up another notch: this one shows a billboard of comparable dimensions to the one above (again, adjacent to a home, it seems), but this one also has a neon component. There are light bulbs surrounding the advertisement and also the clock atop this (somewhat doubtfully, it seems to me) art deco monument to “Good Taste!”

1940-48 CVA 1184-916 - [Neon products billboard for Nabob coffee] Jack Lindsay copy

CVA 1184-916 – Neon Products billboard for Nabob Coffee, 1940-48, Jack Lindsay photo.

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