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Albert Basse Associates Just Turned 90.

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Could it possibly be that 90 years ago - that's 9-0 - ABA was founded by Albert Basse, Sr.? If you answered yes, you would be correct. The firm began operating in 1928 as a window display decorating company, dressing windows and storefronts all along the east coast. The business soon evolved to include printing and display advertising for grocery stores, department stores, and some of the major brand merchandisers of the day. The rest, as they say, is history. In celebrtation of our 90th birthday, we thought we'd share some little known facts about 1928. We hope you enjoy them!

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1928, IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR.

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Calvin Coolidge was enjoying his third year as our 30th POTUS. A huge proponent of deregulation, old Calvin would have had a veritable field day today.


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Ettore "Hector" Boiardi rolls out Chef Boyardee with his two brothers, heralding in what would forever be known as the "golden age of chronic indigestion."


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Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic as a passenger. 9 years later she would become an American enigma. Sorta like Chef Boyardee.


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Steamboat Willie hits the silver screen and earns huge accolades. Mickey would soon meet Minnie and trade the steamboat in for an early Chrysler minivan.


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The first La-Z-Boy recliner is invented by cousins Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker. Within a year, the American divorce rate skyrockets.


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Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa debuts the first "loaf-at-a-time" bread slicing machine.
Speaking of the best thing since sliced bread...

...whether it's on your floors, doors, windows, counters, or walls, or right at the point of purchase, ABA has it all, does it all, and after 90 years, we think we've pretty much got the hang of it. Check out some of our sign and display projects and retail graphic solutions in our online portfolio or use the buttons below to navigate to what you need. Got a question? Need a quote? Call us today at 781-344-3555.

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