Thursday, November 11, 2021

TOM MIX and "The Red Man's Weapon" (1941)

This early example of shameless product placement is from the Ralston-Purina funnbook Tom Mix #6, from May 1941. The Almanack does not endorse or approve of the racial stereoptype depicted herein, but this story is a genuine historical artyfact, and a reflection of its time. We trust that Almanack readers are enlightened enough to realize that we must look history square in the face - warts and all - and not try to cover it up, if we expect to learn from it. End of sermon.

1 comment:

Jerry House said...

Nah. I'm waiting for the official Tom Mix Ralston-Purina lawn darts.