Hammermill Paper's jobs-of-1950 collage


I love everything about this old Hammermill Paper ad -- it's part Richard Scarry jobs-you-can-do collage, part propaganda for the wonder of paper, and all awesome.

Hammermill Paper

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  1. True, I sure couldn’t stay in business without my printer. So why has it started squeaking every time I ask it to print a couple pages? 

    1. You have to become a manager first. Shortly after that your entire work week will be consumed by meetings/conferences. The only time subordinates will be able to find you to discuss anything will be in the parking lot. Which will generally result in scheduling a conference to deal with whatever the crisis is.

      Short version: be careful what you wish for.

  2. When Dunder Mifflin ruled the world. The guy in the middle bottom is even wearing a shirt in Dwight Shrute mustard.

  3. There are ladies in almost every area. Applicable to the job description or assumed secretaries? It’s nice someone even thought to put them in though!

  4. Love the paper spreadsheet in accounting… it’d be so good to take Excel away from people and give them one of those instead ;)

    1. WHAT? THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS! TOO IMPRESSIVE AND IMPORTANT FOR SILLY THINGS LIKE PRODUCTS! NOW GET YOUR MARLBORO BUTT OFF MY DESK, YOU’RE BURNING THE EDGE! THAT’S MAHOGANY, YOU IDIOT!

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