1914 Pompeian Olive Oil Advertisement

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

Friday, September 18, 1914: Nothing to write.

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Source: Ladies Home Journal (February, 1914)

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

Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I thought you might enjoy this 1914 ad.

Sometimes I’m amazed at some of the companies that have been around for more than a century. According to Wikipedia:

Pompeian, Inc. is a food company that was founded in Baltimore in 1906 and produced America’s first national brand of imported extra virgin olive oil.


17 thoughts on “1914 Pompeian Olive Oil Advertisement

    1. There definitely is a huge range between the days when she seemed very engaged in writing something in her diary–and the days when she very obviously was not.

    1. hmm. . . I have no idea. I wonder if the metal would affect the taste. Every time that I purchase olive oil, I try to decide whether olive oil in plastic bottles is of the same quality as olive oil in glass.

    1. I’ve seen articles in hundred-year-old magazine that discussed the problem of “adulterated” foods–but I don’t remember ever reading anything that specifically addressed olive oil.

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