this was an actual company name and a product they sold, and the Buxom lady’s trademark was filed on December 27, 1943, meaning people loved double entendre boob jokes back in the 40s. bless those peoples!!
here’s some more great crate art from the filthy fine folks of F.H. Hogue Co., although sadly not as double entendrey as ‘Buxom Melons’. what, was ‘Beeting Off‘ or ‘Endive Into Your Pants‘ too racy of a company name???
Cherry Clan by Christopher Johnson
cherry clan work in progress by kevko76
so, what’s up with Cherry Chans and Cherry Clans?
a Zumbiel Packaging artist, Gus Somers, designed the [Cherry Chan] package by hand (i.e. with a paintbrush). Naturally, it was a complete rip-off of the image and likeness of Charlie Chan. Sal Ferrara found it amusing that Zumbiel shamelessly borrowed Charlie Chan’s image to help him sell candy… Charlie Chan’s heirs however were not quite as amused and threatened to sue Ferrara Pan if they did not cease and desist. And so, Ferrara changed the name from Cherry Chan to Cherry Clan — which from a racist perspective was even worse than Cherry Chan. Cherry Clan featured little squinty eyed Chinese faces wearing conical Asian hats — perhaps to imply that the candy originated in a rice paddy? The China theme apparently did not work and the Cherry Clans faded from store shelves [and became Cherryheads]