Friday’s ad is for Guinness, from 1952. While the best known Guinness ads were undoubtedly the ones created by John Gilroy, Guinness had other creative ads throughout the same period and afterward, too, which are often overlooked. This ad, one of many that used Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (at least I think this is one that did) features a kangaroo, with another one in the background surprising a zookeeper. And at the bottom is this simple poem:
Ma-supials have a pouch, or bin
To stow their little treasures in.
Not strange if Mrs. Kangaroo
Should poppa a Guinness in it, too!