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UFCo Pictures? Who could help? Advertisement, banana cruise and bananaland


I am a student from Geneva's University, analyzing UFCo' politic about banana's advertisement in United States. How UFCo succeed in promoting banana in United States, becoming a popular fruit.

Who would have some information about this "advertisement" politic? And have pictures of this promotion? Also about cruises on banana ships and bananland?

I know that start of XXth century, it was first Minor Cooper who promoted the banana, and then Mr. Zemurray helped by Mr. Bernays who had an active promotion of the banana, such as inventing character "Chiquita banana".

Thank you in advance to everyone who would have any information on this topic (promotion of banana : advertisement in USA and elsewhere, and banana cruise, etc.).

Kind regards,

Anne-Marie Cruz
Geneva, Switzerland