Sometimes I’m surprised how modern things were in 1922. Until I saw this ad for a water heater in a 1922 church cookbook, I never would have guessed that homes had water heaters a hundred years ago.
Chase and Sanborn Coffee has been around for a long time – though I’m a little confused about why the advertisement refers to the “Seal Brand” or who C. H. McKim was. Since I found this advertisement in an Alpena, Michigan church cookbook, one thought is that maybe C. H. McKim was the proprietor of a store in that town.
Sometimes hundred-year-old advertisements befuddle me. Even though money was worth a lot more in 1922, how can the company afford to send these folding stoves to people who send them 10 cents?
Who would have guessed that Spanish green olives have been imported into the United States for at least a hundred year? And, who would have guessed that there was a trade association promoting those imported olives?
Brrr. . . it’s cold. I think that I need some oatmeal that will keep me warm on the inside and outside.
Are you exhausted from all the holiday cooking? This December, 1921 advertisement makes me think that cooks a hundred years ago were also exhausted – at least Campbell’s Soups seemed to think so and was ready to come to the rescue with their canned soups.
My holiday baking has begun! I bought some Baker’s Chocolate last week. Then yesterday I came across this ad for Baker’s Chocolate in a 1921 cookbook – and am in awe that this product has been around for more than 240 years (241 years to be exact).