Happy Halloween Everyone!
The last post in my series is this fantastic Coke ad from the November 1944 issue of the Ladies Home Journal. For wartime Halloween, parties over trick o' treating were really encouraged, and this is a great illustration of that. I really like the action in this picture and seeing all the teens' costumes - especially that weird ghost one with the pumpkin head! haha!
|Halloween Coke Ad|
Ladies Home Journal, Nov. 1944
I also found an interesting article about Halloween in wartime that I thought you might enjoy:
America in WWII - "A Wartime Halloween". Wartime affected Halloween traditions quite a bit!
My friend, Loris, loaned me her October 1941 issue of Woman's Home Companion, since she knew I was working on this project. The back of the magazine had this huge, amazing looking Pillsbury ad, and it immediately caught my eye. I thought it would be the perfect ending to my series along with the Coke ad.
|Cranberry Apple Pie|
Woman's Home Companion, ca. 1941
I also love these little bits on the side.
Here's a variation for Mock Cherry using cranberries and raisins! What a neat idea! I will definitely have to test that one out.
A standard apple pie, with not only white sugar, but brown as well. This magazine was published before the war and sugar rationing, so no being shy with granulated sugar here!
Now the really cool thing - each bag of Pillsbury had Thrift Stars you could collect and turn in for silk stockings and other "valuable merchandise." Pretty cool! Too bad we still can't do that... haha!
Thanks for joining me for my series "A Month of Autumn Wartime Recipes & Food!" It's been a lot of fun, and I hope you've come away inspired with some 1940s wartime recipes to try.
Have a wonderful autumn season!