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The Minneapolis Tribune combined this all-purpose illustration with an amusing two-liner that was making the rounds in the late 1890s:
|"You think you understand the advertising business, do you?"
"Understand it? Why, I could keep any man's name before the public -- even if he were the vice president of the United States."
|-- Brooklyn Life.