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Brain Food: 1950s Vintage Ads

At back-to-school time, moms restock their shelves with lunch staples like peanut butter and jelly. Enjoy this sampling of ads for brown-bag classics.

Vintage ad for Welch's, 1947 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Welch's Cherry Preserves ad, 1947

Derby's Peter Pan Peanut Butter ad, 1944 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Derby's Peter Pan Peanut Butter ad, 1944

Vintage ad for the American Dairy Association, 1951 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

American Dairy Association ad, 1951

Vintage ad for Kraft Cheese, 1925 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Kraft Cheese ad, 1925

Vintage ad for Nabisco Waffle Creams, 1950 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Nabisco Waffle Creams ad, 1950

Vintage ad for Meadow Gold Milk, 1953 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Meadow Gold Milk ad, 1953

Vintage ad for Beverly Peanut Butter, 1954 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

Beverly Peanut Butter ad, 1954

Vintage ad for Welch's, 1947 (c/o Reminisce magazine)Derby's Peter Pan Peanut Butter ad, 1944 (c/o Reminisce magazine)Vintage ad for the American Dairy Association, 1951 (c/o Reminisce magazine)Vintage ad for Kraft Cheese, 1925 (c/o Reminisce magazine)Vintage ad for Nabisco Waffle Creams, 1950 (c/o Reminisce magazine)Vintage ad for Meadow Gold Milk, 1953 (c/o Reminisce magazine)Vintage ad for Beverly Peanut Butter, 1954 (c/o Reminisce magazine)

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Ann Kennedy August 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

That ad actually makes the product look edible! So many of the 50′s ads make the food look quite unappetizing–maybe due to lack of excellent photography, or fading over time in old magazines.

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ruth oulman- seijo October 19, 2013 at 8:49 am

I never knew there was a peanut butter with my moms name Beverly.

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