"Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey" wood sign with clever text depicting the harsh reality of ship's crew experience.
Proudly made in the USA, this classic call for adventurous men,
Measures: 26" tall x 15" wide.
Solid wood construction and rope bordering. Coastal-weathered finish.
This conversation starting wooden wall sign includes a hanger on back side for easy mounting.
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This advertisement is one of the most famous in history. It is frequently quoted as one of the best examples of copy writing.
Sir Ernest Shackleton when he was about to set out on one of his expeditions, printed a statement in the papers, to this effect: ‘Men wanted for hazardous journey to the South Pole. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.’ In speaking of it afterward he said that so overwhelming was the response to his appeal that it seemed as though all the men of Great Britain were determined to accompany him.3
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