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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20 Responses to “Hammermill Paper's jobs-of-1950 collage”

  1. nixiebunny says:

    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? 

  2. Rick Dekkard says:

    Today most of those folks in that graphic would be Asian or Mexican

  3. Rick Adams says:

    There’s a job called “conference?” I want that job.

    • xzzy says:

      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.

  4. carillon246 says:

    Looking at “Stenographic” and wondering what happened to the ladies who typed

  5. been trying to get a job in the conference dept for years.

  6. mack says:

    Does this mean there’s no future for me here in the Motor Pool?

  7. Rosetta Maranos says:

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

  8. PinkWithIndignation says:

    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!

  9. kraut says:

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

  10. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    They left out “quietly sobbing at your desk”

  11. oldtaku says:

    So white. And I don’t mean the paper.

  12. jimkirk says:

    No design group?  No engineering?  Where do their product designs come from?

    • mack says:

      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!

  13. lev36 says:

    Hey, isn’t that Roger Sterling in the middle there?

  14. pjcamp says:

    Seriously? Conference is a job?

  15. Marc Mielke says:

    That ad looks very similar to the board game “The Boss”: 

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