George Kanelous created two post office murals, but it’s his series of murals in Baldwin High School (New York) that rankle some these days. The wholesome series depicting high school life in the 1905s takes a very traditional view of the role of girls.
You may very well think that you are unfamiliar with Mr. Kanelous’s work, if you’re old enough to remember the first Ivory Snow box design to feature a woman and a baby or the original smiling pitcher used by Kool-Aid, you’ve seen his work. At least according to the Fort Missoula Historical Museum. Wikipedia begs to differ in regard to the Kool-Aid Man. Mental Floss also fails to mention Kanelous in regard to Kool-Aid Man. I tried to find support for the Ivory Snow design claim, but all I learned is that the woman on the box in the 1970s was also a porn star. Oh, yeah!
Who knew that this project would unearth so much info?