19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, September 8, 1914: Went to town again and got some of the things I wanted. Did manage to forget some too. When I got home Carrie was here.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
More details please! What did you buy? Did you buy some Daggett & Ramsdell Cold Cream? You recently got a ride in an auto—and maybe are hoping for another one. It’s vital that you’re prepared!
The previous day Grandma went to town with her father—but had forgotten that stores were closed because it was Labor Day.
Carrie Stout was a friend of Grandma’s who lived on a nearby farm.
24 thoughts on “1914 Cold Cream Advertisement”
Love those old ads Sheryl! 😀
I’m glad you like them.
Oh, the wording…. “when Beauty motors”….! And “Beware the Finger of Time”. Too funny! Thanks for sharing these wonderful old ads – and Grandma’s diary. She should have made a list!
I bet that the ad writers of that era had a lot of fun coming up with those phrases. 🙂
‘managed to forget some’ … well, that has not changed in a hundred years. If anything, it is worse for me.
Is cold cream supposed to be a skin cleanser? In lieu of soap and water?
I’ve learned the hard way that lists help when I go shopping. 🙂
Yes, cold cream is used to remove make-up and dirt. It also is a moisturizer.
I liked it, too.
I remember “cold cream”. My mother used to use it all the time, although why was a mystery to me. Why, I wondered (not for very long), did women use it and not men? And why is it called “cold”. Is there a “hot” version?
And finally, it’s clear from this ad why the windshield needed inventing, eh? 🙂
According to Wikipedia, “The name ‘cold cream’ derives from the cooling feeling that the cream leaves on the skin.”
They did need windshields. 🙂
My Mother used Cold Cream every night to clean her face. I think the brand was Pond’s.
I think that they still make Ponds.
That cream sounds so good, maybe we should all write for a free sample 😀
I love it!–Yes, let’s all write in for our free sample. . . . only I’m worried that the company won’t get our request. The address seems a bit sparse: Dept. 6, R & D Building, New York. 🙂
And double your motor pleasures…fun ads they had.
They are fun!–Some of their claims are a stretch.
Two trips to town in two days I’m glad she got to go shopping again. I wish she had of mentioned what she got or forgot, either way it would have been fun to read about.
She probably knew exactly what she forgot, so felt no need to record it in her diary–but it would be fun to know what it was.:)
I just had to tell you how much I am enjoying your posts. 🙂
Thank you for taking a moment to write the kind note. It’s always wonderful to hear when someone enjoys this blog.
She often gives me a chuckle. “Did manage to forget some too.” 🙂
She did have a fun way of writing. 🙂
Isn’t it great that Cold Cream is still around? Maybe it actually does have some magical protective qualities! 🙂
I don’t think that I’ve ever used cold cream–but this ad almost makes we want to go out and buy a jar. 🙂