Dr. Price’s Vanilla Extract Advertisement

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Saturday, June 6, 1914:  Same as ever.1914-04-60 a

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share this advertisement for vanilla extract that appeared in the April, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal.

20 thoughts on “Dr. Price’s Vanilla Extract Advertisement

    1. The way it was drawn in the ad might make it look bigger than it really was. I can see that it says on the label that it is 1/8 pint: 2 oz.

    1. That’s one of the fun challenges of using a diary as the basis for this blog. There are the inevitable ups and downs in what was happening in her life–some days there’s lots of interesting things, and others very little.

      I guarantee that there will be some more interesting things in Grandma’s future entries.

    1. I agree. . . the diary definitely has it’s ups and downs. . . and Grandma seems likes she’s been in the doldrums for the past few days.

    1. You’ll have to back more. 🙂

      I never really thought about where vanilla originated until I noticed in this ad that it says to comes from Mexico. It’s interesting that it’s still produced there.

  1. I enjoy it when you add adds and little tid bits from 100 yrs ago. Interesting to read from one of your readers that it had alcohol in it, no wonder they liked to bake back then!! 😉

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