It’s time for the 5th batch of recipes featured on matchbooks advertising Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. (Volume 1 – Volume 2 – Volume 3 – Volume 4). This batch includes two different version of Sweet & Sour Pork, Steak and Potato Rolls and a very 1963-style recipe called Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. Sweet-Sour Pork (1963) 3 lb.Continue reading “Hunt’s Recipe Matchbooks, Vol. 5”
Author Archives: Jordan Smith
The Red Shell Game
Let’s not gamble with America! This is a 4 page pamphlet given out in 1948 to stem the “RED TIDE”. It was distributed on “Freedom Day” in September of 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Due to the success of that (whatever that means) it is highly recommended that it be distributed throughout Gary, Indiana.
1954 Cordials Cocktail Napkins
Produced in 1954, these Cordial cocktail napkins feature 12 gay designs using faux feathers, little plastic pieces and cute artwork. My girlfriend (now wife) and I purchased these great pieces of mid-century ephemera back in 2003 and somehow I never got around to scanning them!
Found Photo Friday
Welcome to another edition of Found Photo Friday. These images, from my collection, are orphaned photos that have little to no information known. Note: I actually meant to post this on Friday but I somehow scheduled it for Saturday.
Today’s offering is a baker’s dozen of Curt Teich large-letter Greetings From….postcards. Curteich was the largest producer of color and quality linen postcards for more than 5 decades. Teich postcards are easy to date, as there is a code on all codes that tells you when it was published. There is a handy dating guideContinue reading “Greetings From….”
Entering Missouri/Entering Arkansas
These two undated, unmarked real photo postcards of the border between Arkansas and Missouri. After a little sleuthing, I determined that this is Highway 61, just east of Blytheville, Arkansas. If I knew enough about cars then I could probably put a date on these postcards. There is nothing left on the Missouri side. TheContinue reading “Entering Missouri/Entering Arkansas”
This is Roller Skating
This is Roller Skating! Well, it’s actually a late 1960s booklet published by the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America (RSROAA) about roller skating. The 24 page booklet, which someone ran over with a roller skate, features everything you need to know about having a good time roller skating and drinking a Coke. It’sContinue reading “This is Roller Skating”
Goofy Golf At The Magic World – Panama City Beach, Florida
Goofy Golf at the Magic World was a miniature golf course located in Panama City Beach, Florida. This series of postcards; featuring the giant tyrannosaurus rex, windmill, castle, octopus, flowers and other “goofy” holes on the golf course; was published sometime in the 1960s.
Found Photo Friday: Out With The Old…In With the New
Found Photo Friday finally returns with one of my favorite series of photos. These two images were taken on Thornwood Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. You can see the houses across the street on Google Street View. The first photo, taken in the Fall of 1964, shows a woman and her daughter standing in drab weather,Continue reading “Found Photo Friday: Out With The Old…In With the New”