Vintage Gums Flashbacks
From Last Year to Last Century

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In this picture, Black Jack is dressing up the New Jersey boardwalk right above the Canton Tea Parlor in 1920.
(Image from Duke Library)

This romance-themed, bowtie-wearing advertisement was released in 1926, shortly after Black Jack, Beemans, and Clove were all brought under the American Chicle Company. Notice the proud new branding on the side of the package.

This advert from 1927 is soliciting customers for fun titles and captions to accompany the illustration. The grand prize for the best idea is a whopping $1,000, which would roughly equal $15,000 in modern times.

Our executive, Gerrit J. Verburg, during his days selling chewing gum in and around Scandinavia. Stimorol was a popular gum in the region at the time, originating in Denmark.