1951
Mar 11, 2010Public
Photo: The cover of Nov. 1951 Woman's Day. It cost 7 cents an issue.
Photo: In some states you still couldn't buy yellow margerine, so it came with a coloring packet. See the fine print.
Photo: Making over old sweaters, page 2
Photo: Making over old sweaters, page 1
Photo: Bob Hope with his daughters enjoying Jolly Time popcorn
Photo: Vermont Maid syrup
Photo: This Tappan range seems to have had all the bells and whistles.
Photo: Sugar Crisp, introduced in 1949, was one of the first presweetened cereals. Now it goes by the name of Golden Crisp.
Photo: Potato recipes. Clam-potato pancakes with creamed cottage cheese? I don't think so.
Photo: The lady in the bottom corner is sitting at an ironer.
Photo: I remember we had to bring a large oilcloth mat to use for finger painting in kindergarten.
Photo: National Homes Corp. sold prefabricated, modular housing. There was also a company at this time that sold homes complete with everything, down to towels, sheets and dinnerware. I'm hoping I'll run across one of their ads.
Photo: Lustro-Ware canisters were so utterly 50's
Photo: When I was a girl I liked Karo maple flavored syrup on my pancakes. It was the thickest of them all.
Photo: I think DUZ must have been one of the most popular laundry detergents in the 50's.
Photo: Hungarian recipes from a Hungarian cook.
Photo: A recipe for Hungarian cheese blintzes, Turos Palacsinta. Below it, the beginning of Chicken Paprikash.
Photo: Continuation of Chicken Paprikash, Galuska (aka spaetzle), cucumber salad, and stuffed cabbage.
Photo: the rest of the stuffed cabbage recipe.
Photo: These were very popular in the 50's & 60's. In the 80's a friend gave me her old one that she must have received in the 60's. I used it for several more years till it finally broke. I still have the 2 flat grilling plates. I use them all the time as mini cookie sheets.
Photo: The first Betty Crocker cake mix was introduced in 1947. It was the gingerbread mix, and was to be baked in a 9" square pan. Next the Party Cake, which came in white, yellow and spice and was to be baked in a 9"x13" pan. This  pan was the newest thing and very popular.
Photo: Everybody seemed to want to get on the cake mix band wagon. Aunt Jemima offered silver cake and devil's food, just add water. In testing, however, Betty Crocker learned that women preferred to add a little something to their cake mix, so they left out the eggs.
Photo: Duff's cake mix, and doilies.
Photo: Pillsbury's mixes were white & chocolate fudge.