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New QHC Exhibit to Examine 'Quaker Images in Advertising'

Images Range from Iconic Quaker Oats Man to Old Quaker Bourbon

January 11, 2011

Few items evoke such a pure and wholesome image as the Quaker Oats box, pictured here through the years, however, one might be surprised as to the wide array of products that have used the Quaker name and image, including alcohol and tobacco.

Few items evoke such a pure and wholesome image as the Quaker Oats box, pictured here through the years, however, one might be surprised as to the wide array of products that have used the Quaker name and image, including alcohol and tobacco.

The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center will present a gallery exhibit, “Putting on a Friendly Face: Quaker Images in Advertising,” from Jan. 14 through March 11. The opening will be held Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

It will explore the ways that Quaker images have been used in advertising to give consumers confidence in the quality of a variety products from the expected (Quaker Oats) to the surprising (Old Quaker Straight Bourbon Whiskey).

The exhibit will feature a large collection of items on loan from members of the local community.

Normal gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., however, special appointments for groups can be made by contacting gallery curator Ruth Dobyns at (937) 382-6661 ext. 719.