Year-End List! My Favorite Dallas Ads Posted in 2014

by Paula Bosse

ad-katy-komet_dmn_031733The Katy Komet — 1933 (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

It’s the end of the year, the time when people do lists. I love lists. So I’m going to be doing some over the next few days. Today, a collection of my favorite Dallas-related advertisements that I’ve posted over the past year. To see the original post (which includes sources and no doubt pithy commentary), click the title of each ad. And, as always, thanks for taking the time to read Flashback Dallas this year! (Most images larger when clicked.)

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1.  The Katy Komet (1933) — above. My favorite ad of the year!

2.  M-K-T Railroad’s “Katy Flyer” Route (1902)

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3.  Cokesbury Book Store (1959)

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4.  W. W. Orr’s Carriages, Phaetons, Buggies, and Spring Wagons (1878)

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5.  Majestic Theatre’s “Red River” Block Party (1948)

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6.  Neiman-Marcus Mechanical Peruna Toy (1965)

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7.  Irby-Mayes ad featuring the Mercantile Building (1948)

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8.  Dr Pepper (1959)

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9.  Earl’s Continental Buffet (1947)

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10. Ring & Brewer (1956)

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Runner-up: “Keep Oak Cliff Kinky” (1923)

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For all the “Year-End Best of 2014” lists, click here.

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