Beer In Ads #1078: When Buffaloes Stopped The Iron Horse

Tuesday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1944. Showing an old railroad scene and the tagline. “When Buffaloes Stopped the Iron Horse … Travelers Were Patient.” In the upper righthand corner, there’s also a box that says. “Travel Only When Necessary,” because of restrictions on vacations to save resources for the war effort. But read the copy and it’s almost funny to hear them equate not complaining and being patient with being “a good soldier.”



  1. says

    I wish a herd of Bison beers could somehow stop both Budweiser’s Iron Horse AND the Silver Bullet Train. Traveler’s would be much more patient with Bison than buffalo’s.

    P.S. Never travel without your checker set.

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