A Guide to the Food Advertisement Collection, 1894-1962 Food Advertisement Collection Ms2017-020

Food Advertisement Collection, 1894-1962

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-020


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-020
Title
Food Advertisement Collection, 1894-1962
Physical Characteristics
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The Food Advertisement Collection consists of single page advertisements for a variety of food products, largely pulled from magazines. Items dates from 1894 to 1962, with the majority from the 1910s-1940s.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Food Advertisement Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Food Advertisement Collection, Ms2017-020, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Food Advertisement Collection was purchased by Special Collections in June 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Food Advertisement Collection was completed in August 2017.


Scope and Content

The Food Advertisement Collection consists of single page advertisements for a variety of food products, largely pulled from magazines. Items dates from 1894 to 1962, with the majority from the 1910s-1940s. Ads included are for baby foods, dairy products, cooking/baking items, and peanuts/peanut butter.

While not intentionally part of the collection, the verso sides of many ads feature additional advertisements for food, home, and domestic products.

Arrangement

When this collection was purchased, advertisements were largely organized by product or product type. During processing, some of these categories were broken down further. The collection is arranged by product/product type and by company/brand within each product. Each company/brand has its own folder, the contents of which are in chronological order.

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Separated Material


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbooks and Nutrition Literature Collection
  • Children -- Nutrition
  • Food Technology and Production
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Nutrition

Container List

Baby Food, 1894-1947
  • Box-Folder 1
    1
    Campbell's, 1947
  • Box-Folder 1
    2
    Clapp's, 1944
  • Box-Folder 1
    3
    Gerber's, 1934, 1942, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    4
    Heinz, 1936
  • Box-Folder 1
    5
    Imperial Granum, c.1903
  • Box-Folder 1
    6
    Mellin's, 1894-1925, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    7
    Merrell-Soule Co., 1925
Butter, 1930-1935
  • Box-Folder 1
    8
    Land O' Lakes, 1934
  • Box-Folder 1
    9
    Meadow Gold, 1931, 1933-1934
  • Box-Folder 1
    10
    Swift's, 1930, 1934-1935
Cheese, 1925-1952
  • Box-Folder 1
    11
    Kraft, 1925-1952
  • Box-Folder 1
    12
    Pabst-ett, 1927
Cooking Oil, 1913-1930
  • Box-Folder 1
    13
    Crisco, 1913-1938
  • Box-Folder 1
    14
    Mazola, 1920, 1924, 1927
  • Box-Folder 1
    15
    Snowdrift, 1926, 1928, 1930
  • Box-Folder 1
    16
    Wesson, 1919-1930
Ice Cream, 1935-1954
  • Box-Folder 1
    17
    Borden, 1942, 1948
  • Box-Folder 1
    18
    Sealtest, 1935-1954
Margarine, 1920-1949
  • Box-Folder 1
    19
    Delrich, 1948-1949
  • Box-Folder 1
    20
    Good Luck, 1931
  • Box-Folder 1
    21
    Morris, 1920
  • Box-Folder 1
    22
    Nucoa, 1938-1939
  • Box-Folder 1
    23
    Parkay, 1941, 1944
Milk & Cream, 1903-1949, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    24
    Borden's, 1911-1949
  • Box-Folder 1
    25
    Carnation, 1916-1947
  • Box-Folder 1
    26
    Highland Brand Evaporated Cream, 1903
  • Box-Folder 1
    27
    Hipolyte Company, 1921
  • Box-Folder 1
    28
    Horlick's, 1928, 1930, 1939
  • Box-Folder 1
    29
    Libby's Evaporated Milk, 1924
  • Box-Folder 1
    30
    Pet Evaporated Milk, 1921-1930, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    31
    Reddi-Wip, n.d.
Peanuts, 1924-1958
  • Box-Folder 1
    32
    Curtiss, 1948
  • Box-Folder 1
    33
    Planter's, 1924-1958
Peanut Butter, 1917-1926
  • Box-Folder 1
    34
    Beech-Nut, 1917-1921
  • Box-Folder 1
    35
    Heinz, 1926
Single Products, 1919-1962, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    36
    Diamond Walnuts, 1926, 1930
  • Box-Folder 1
    37
    Dairy-General, 1947
  • Box-Folder 1
    38
    Dixie Cups, 1919-1962, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    39
    McLaren Real Cake Cones, 1926
  • Box-Folder 1
    40
    National Association of Ice Industries, 1929
  • Box-Folder 1
    41
    Royal Baking Powder, 1920