Hunt’s Matchbook Recipes: Volume 1

I recently obtained more than 100 Hunt’s Tomato Sauce recipe matchbooks from 1957-1963. I thought it’d be fun to share the images and the recipes over a series of posts. I haven’t had the audacity to try any of these recipes, but if/when I do I will post the results WESTERN CHUCK SUPREME (1963) 3…

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1960 Robertson’s Department Store Christmas Catalog

This is a 1960 Robertson’s Department Store of South Bend, Indiana catalog. I wrote about Robertson’s last week and thought it might be fun to show a catalog from the store.

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Baer’s Home Outfitters – 1967 Christmas Mailer

Baer’s Home Outfitters was located at 313 S. Michigan St. in South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 1945 by Melvin and Lucille Baer, the store was a popular home furnishings place for quite a few years in downtown South Bend. Baer’s left Indiana years ago but is still going strong with 16 different showrooms in Florida.…

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Robertson’s Department Store – South Bend, Indiana

Located at 207-217 Michigan Street across from the once-famed State Theatre, Robertson’s Department Store was the anchor of a once lively downtown shopping area in South Bend, Indiana. It would ultimately become the victim of a collapsed industry and a failed urban renewal plan would set the area back for years to come. Originally founded in…

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Newport Resort Motel – Miami Beach, Florida

The Newport Resort Motel in the Sunny Isles area of Miami Beach opened in 1967. From the beginning, the Newport was designed with the hip, young crowd in mind. The verso on their first postcard says: A swingin’ new way of life! C’mon down to the “in” place…it’s the lively one. 21″ Color TV &…

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9 Ways To Spark Family Favorites

This is a 1948 cookbook/instruction book featuring 9 different ways to use 7up in your daily life. Over 12 pages, you will learn how to use 7up for everything from ham to ice cubes. You Like It….it Likes You!

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How To Run a Successful Party

Published in 1945 by the Doughnut Corporation of America, this booklet is filled with all of the tips you would ever need to throw a successful, donut-themed party for a teenager. The booklet is pretty beat up and it was very cheaply printed to begin with as half the pages are crooked and some of…

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