Food and Drink

Candy Cigarettes

These iconic white cigarette-shaped candies have left behind many fond memories throughout the years. This was a staple for the cool kids who wanted to hang out with the smokers and fit in. Children would […]

Mr. Coffee with Joe DiMaggio

Mr. Coffee

Mr. Coffee was something that we all grew up with. The brand as a whole was founded in the early 1970s. Mr. Coffee has often been referenced in popular culture and has been promoted by […]

Photo of Swanson TV Dinner Package 1950s 1960s
Food and Drink

Swanson TV Dinners

Swanson TV Dinners Food waste remains a massive problem in the world and TV dinners may have been one creative solution. In 1953, Gerry Thomas was inspired by the neat compartmentalization of the metal trays […]

Food and Drink

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls Among the most popular candy during baby boomer years was the Tootsie Roll. Ask anyone and you’ll find very few who didn’t simply love them. Tootsie rolls were created in 1907 by Leo […]


Buster Brown Shoes

Started in 1878 by three businessmen buddies, George Warren Brown, Alvin L. Bryan, and Jerome Desnoyers, the brand proved to be the originators of classic Mary Jane shoes. Brown was the lead owner, who was […]


Banana Seat Bikes

Also known as a wheelie bike, spyder bike, high-riser bike, and muscle bike, the banana bike is a well-designed bike fit for children back in the 1960s. It was made to have small wheels (16-20 […]


Red Ball Jets

Footwear marketing at its finest. The Red Ball Jets sneaker commercials rallied throngs of people to grab a pair by convincing that wearers could run faster and jump higher. The characters depicted in the ads […]

Vintage Popsicle® Advertising


Popsicles or ice pops, are tasty frozen treats that have delighted generations of children with their bright colors and an endless range of flavors. What few people might know is that it all began with […]