Wednesday, December 07, 2011

1916 Uke Ad

From the Archive of Archaic Advertisments of codehappy.net, a newspaper ad from 1916 featuring Nunes ukuleles. Link

3 comments:

Ron Hale said...

A paragraph from "Ukulele: The World's Friendliest Instument" -

"Manuel Nunes was perhaps the most enterprising of the three Portuguese competitors. He was one of the first to promote the 'ukulele' in print. One of his advertisements cited the patronage of the royal family, and he also proclaimed himself to be the ukulele's inventor. The assertion was a brazen whopper, but Nunes persistently repeated the same false claim for years to come."

I think the inventor of the instrument should be allowed to charge $15. for his handiwork, Gary. Only fair...

Gary said...

That's about $312 in 2011 dollars.

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