This 1936 vintage ad for Gulf Refining Company has a color art illustration of a line of men going through a door with cages under their arms with the headline, “Behind This Door, Thousands Die For Science”.
Year Published: 1936
Approximate overall size – inches: 11 x 14
“Along the echoing concrete come men bearing cages containing the doomed. No mourning marks the passing of these victims. For they are flies–the commonest of household criminals–sentenced to die for science.
Counted off in a squad, they are turned loose in the Death House. A pump breathes a blast of Gulfspray Insect Killer into the chamber. And as the flies drop, observers keep a death watch at the windows.”
This is a 83 yr. old original vintage ad removed from a 1936 publication and is not a reproduction of any kind.