Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hagen-Renakers Around the World, 1958

Looking through images from old newspapers online this morning, I came across this news feature story. It shows one way that Hagen-Renaker figurines were promoted during the 1950s. 

The story, and accompanying photo, came from the 23 May 1958 Monrovia, California News-Post -- the local paper. The article described how the League of Women Voters was promoting Monrovia businesses that were helping to expand world trade at the time.  

Note that Josef Originals is also mentioned, along with Avery Labels.  "These companies export products to Europe, South Africa, Australia, Canada and Mexico," the article says.

If you worry about your clinky model horse figurines breaking, take a deep breath before looking at this picture of The Hat.

With apologies to Dr. Seuss and PBS Kids, I can only conclude that The Horse in the Hat Knew a Lot About Travel!

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