Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hill's Cold Tablets

hill's cold tablets, originally uploaded by Pig Sty Avenue.

The Avenue's virtual fame knows no bounds. I got a request today to use this photo, and naturally I gave it.

I don't know how old this tin is, exactly, but Hill's Cold Tablets were part of the sponsorship for The Adventures of Ellery Queen on NBC in the 1940s.

So you can imagine one of the characters in Godfather I, say, having them in his topcoat pocket to combat his cold on a freezing New York night. Luca Brasi, perhaps, or would he be too hard to be arsed with Hill's Cold Tablets?

There's a thought. And swimming with the fishes, that time of year, would do his cold no good at all.

Luca Brasi image from here.