A while back, I wrote an entry on bank mascots. We received some comments regarding the old bank mascot, the Crocker Spaniel, from the Crocker National Bank (in California). My colleague said that her husband fondly remembers the spaniel from his childhood!
Over the years, the Wells Fargo Corporate Archives has received images, costumes and stuffed animals of bank mascots from our merger partners. We’ve received a full-sized costume of “Lucky,” the giant number 7 from our predecessor bank in Texarkana, Texas.
South Carolina National Bank, one of our predecessors in the South, had a mascot named “Buttons.” Buttons was a large, fluffy dog, and he helped promote the use of the ATM (or as they called it, Night and Day Banking).
However, we in the archives have heard that this shaggy costume got rather dirty, as it was all white. We haven’t found the costume yet (as it may have been lost over the years), but the pictures of Buttons are precious.