Pronto Pup Ladies Tshirt
T-shirt features authentic vintage advertising images. These graphics capture the attitude, humor, and artistic style of 1930's - 1960's roadside America.
Three-color screen print on BROWN. Super soft 100% ringspun cotton, pre-shrunk. Contoured, flattering fit.
In 1941, a new nationwide food craze was started when George and Versa Boyington unleashed their newly-created Pronto Pup from the window of their downtown Portland, Oregon soda fountain. Soon the "wiener dun in a bun" was being enjoyed at drive in restaurants, state fairs, theaters, and snack bars from California to Florida - and every state in between.
The Pup mascot "Pronto Pete" was created by Amado Gonzalez, an artist who began painting murals in California for the WPA in the 1930's before winning the Los Angeles Art Directors' Medal of Honor and Award of Merit in 1946. His work was featured in the Saturday Evening Post, Life Magazine, and Colliers among others. In the 1960's he created a series of ads for Bank of America, and also the artwork for a series by the California Wine Advisory Board, which in part helped spread the word about the wines of California.
We're happy to report that 73 years later the Pronto Pup company is still based in Portland, OR and that their creation can still be enjoyed from coast to coast!
(All trademarks used with the permission of the Pronto Pup Co.)