Sunday, April 20, 2008

A typical 1935 Lovecraft meal

Magazine - Cosmopolitan March 1935 Ad Size - 6 x 10 inches

From O Fortunate Floridian (p. 286,287): Had a dinner of Franco-American spaghetti (very good - I'd never sampled that brand before) with a full pint of ice cream for desert. Not the dime sherbet I'd been getting, but real vanilla ice cream (& good, too!) from an unasuming joint next to the Alexander. Only a dime - surprising value!
The spaghetti was listed at 12 cents a can in a 1931 ad I saw on line. Apparently the brand was discontinued in 2004.
Friday, November 19, 2004 9:17:27 PM // PHILADELPHIA -- Here's one for nostalgia buffs: the Franco-American brand -- best known for SpaghettiOs -- is no more. // Campbell Soup Co. has quietly retired it, though not SpaghettiOs, which were introduced in 1965. SpaghettiOs are now sold under the Campbell brand.

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