Posted 2 months ago
Betty - Queen of Automobile Ornaments, C 1923 magazine ad
I spent a fair bit of time, quite a lot actually, resurrecting these rare ads for "Betty" - The Automobile Ornament. It was very small and had to do new letters as the old ones were unreadable in a large photo.
Betty Pinkston - March 6, 1903 – April 6, 1989
Betty Becker Pinkston won gold and silver in diving at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.
Clarence Pinkston met Elizabeth "Betty" Becker at the 1924 Games; they later married and Pink became Betty's coach.
Betty was famous in California before her Olympic win and it would seem that the mascot preceeded the win, which makes sense since the mascot was made in California.
This was the material I was getting ready for Hardbrake when I started it in the early summer. The info goes well with Hardbrake's incredible Betty mascot which is the brunette variety. There was another similar but different mascot that was made with blonde hair ( See photos 4 &5), both I would imagine are quite rare and desirable. Please take a look again at Hardbrake's gem when you get the chance.