Deconstructing Old Ads with Bill Sonnett
The Bonafide Aluminum Minnow
Another important notice that appeared in the May 1908 Sporting Goods Dealer was the announcement to the trade for the new "Bonafide Aluminum Minnow." It featured this illustration of a three-hooker.
The only "outdoor magazine" ad for the Bonafide Aluminum Minnow that I have seen is this one featuring a photo of a five-hooker that appeared in the June 1909 issue of National Sportsman Magazine.
-- Bill Sonnett