Remember Elmer the Safety Elephant?
Elmer the Safety Elephant has been teaching kids to stay clear of accidents for nearly 70 years. Here’s the evolution of a danger-dodging icon:
1947: Toronto’s mayor teams up
with a newspaper editor and police inspector to devise a mascot for their new safety campaign.
1948: Former Disney animator Charles Thorson designs a cuddly cartoon.
1999: Elmer gets a makeover: sailor’s cap is out, baseball hat is in.
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