This is a 1957 ad campaign that ran in magazines from Chase & Sanborn for their instant coffee. These featured illustrations by cartoonists Whitney Darrow Jr. I know these old ads can be wordy with tiny print so I typed out the ad copy beneath each ad. My favorite part of the ad is in … Continue reading Chase & Sanborn 1957 Flavor Break Instant Coffee Ad Campaign
Just a few Valentine's Day related ads for dances, presents and treats that I found while researching. Unlike the Halloween one I did where I did multiple decades, this time these are all from the 1950s. I hope you find them as interesting as I do! Sources: Herald Journal - Feb. 6, 1954 The Calgary … Continue reading Old 1950s Valentine’s Day Newspaper Clippings
"Remember - You can be sure...if it's Westinghouse!" Betty Furness The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book was published in 1954. Depending on when you were born you might remember Betty Furness as an actress for her small parts in RKO films, a spokesperson for the Westinghouse brand in the 1950s, a consumer advocate, first with … Continue reading The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book
Anyone else find this ad a little unnerving?
This is the continuing saga of me trying to figure out the popularity of gelatin recipes from the 1920s to the 1970s. Each month, I randomly pick a recipe from a jar filled with the good, the bad and the savory gelatin recipes to see which ones were worth it and which ones should stay … Continue reading Gelatin Diaries: Avocado Strawberry Ring
Who and where was Clam Dip created? So it is going to be kind of wonky the way I answer this question. The way the dip as we know it got into the American food lexicon was when the dip was presented on the Kraft Music Hall television show in the 1950s. There were versions … Continue reading The History of Clam Dip