Bank mascots, part 2

Crocker Spaniel (Click for larger image in a new window)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.

Lucky has taken photos dancing, hanging out in Hawaiian gear, and even as a hot dog! Hopefully that was just for advertising.

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.

Buttons (Click for larger image in a new window)Who knows what will come in next? Whatever it may be, it will be met with delight!

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4 Responses to Bank mascots, part 2

  1. Tim Johnstone says:

    what is the name of the zapp bank dog mascot

  2. Robb says:

    I currently have Buttons Head in my shop area, He IS dirty, but intact (the head anyway). seriously. My Grandfather worked for my Uncle who had the contract to make the head, it ended up coming to me when he passed. was Buttons a Wells Fargo Mascot?

    • Christy Horton Christy Horton says:

      Wow – great photo, Robb! Buttons was the mascot for the South Carolina National Bank, which is a predecessor of Wells Fargo.

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