Saturday’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 an ostrich, with three more in the background, one of which swallowed the zookeeper’s pint glass. And at the bottom is this simple poem:
The Ostrich, travelers recall,
Enjoys his Guinness, glass and all.
How sad the Guinness takes so long
To get to where it does belong!