Jack Tinker was a giant in the advertising business, and active during the swinging times depicted in Mad Men. The Jack Tinker agency, a creative juggernaut, could well have BEEN Mad Men. When yours truly did work in an agency in the 1990s, his name still came up.
I am pretty sure this was drawn by THE Jack Tinker, as he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before becoming legend in the ad game. Early in this career, not only was Tinker an illustrator, it looks by the above he could be a bit risqué as well. Check out the shoe in the foreground. Tinker drew the legendary "Mr. Friendly" campaign for American Mutual in the late 1940s, one shown here... a series of ads you won't remember, but is famous for remarkable effectiveness in the ad community.
I would love to provide a source for the illustration above, and actually locate more, but this comes from an old scrapbook I found at the flea market. As such, no citation. The person who glued it down thought it nice enough to save, and so do I. The other clippings in the book are 1945-ish, so that would be about right, I guess. If this post spurs others on to locate the early drawings of Jack Tinker, great.
Mr. Tinker passed away in 1985 as one of the most important and influential figures in the advertising field.
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