1916 Royal Baking Powder Advertisement

Source: Ladies Home Journal (May, 1916)
Source: Ladies Home Journal (May, 1916)

Family traditions have been important for a long time. A hundred years ago Royal Baking Powder advertised that the “fourth generation” was beginning to use it. It must be up to the 8th or 9th generation by now.

23 thoughts on “1916 Royal Baking Powder Advertisement

    1. I’m sure that there were many things that were extremely difficult back then – but in some ways it does seem like life was simpler a hundred years ago.

  1. I love the photo. I learned to make pies working next to my mother. I was only tall enough to roll out the dough on the seat of a wooden chair, and my rolling pin was only six inches long, but I still love making pies.

    1. I had one of those little rolling pins, too. I’d totally forgotten about it until you mentioned it. Baking and cooking creates such wonderful memories across generations.

    1. I think that there is regional variation in the brands of baking powder that are available. I have a can of Royal Baking Powder in my cupboard. Your comment sent me googling for addition information about baking powders. Clabber Girl produces six or more different brands of baking powder, including Royal Baking Powder. I think that they purchased many of the brands over the years. Here’s a website that lists brands of baking powder made by Clabber Girl.


    1. I’ve seen quite a few old ads from the early 1900s that focus on food quality. People were really concerned about the purity of food a hundred years ago – and there were lots of regulations enacted during that time period to crack down on “adulterated food.”

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