Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CCA elderly gent

Detail from "Ohio," full-page illustration commissioned by Container Corporation of America, 1947. The montage (fully reproduced in The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora, page 167) originally appeared in several nationally distributed magazines, including Fortune and Time. A detail previously posted here came from a scan of the magazine tearsheet. The above detail originated from a higher-resolution color print issued in 1948 by CCA.

As their name implies, CCA manufactured containers. The one pictured in cross-section above was designed to compactly contain a fully appendaged human male, one piece of furniture, and austere bric-a-brac. Drainpipe and barrel sold separately.

1 comment:

Ernie said...

What about the ventpipe and chimney? Are those included, or do I have to pay extra? You see, I'm thinking about what I'll be able to afford once I retire, and this container is starting to look mighty fine, given that I'm a fully appendaged human male and all...