Image of the Week #6: Would You Like Some "Applju"?

The Wellesley News (11-13-1919) 01

What Is It

An advertisement from the Wellesley News, the student newspaper of Wellesley College, from the late 1910s. 

Why I Find It Interesting

I'm amused by this ad.  It comes on the heels of Prohibition, so in that regard, it seems like it's trying to capitalize on it.  I love that the bottle reads "Champagne Type"--whatever that means.  The name of the apple juice, "Applju" seems like a strange name.  It hints at the exotic, but to actually say it, reminds me of a child asking for his "applju!".  Under the label, we see "Pure Apple Juice."  This must have been the precursor to the "Natural" descriptor.  I also am amused by the drawing within the ad of the butler serving a glass of "Applju" to someone relcining in a chair as if to try to make this drink more classier than it actually is.

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