Vintage Kids Products From When We Were a Kid


Alpha-bitsI found this over at Boing Boing this morning, and what a perfect collection of pictures for a rainy Sunday morning. All of the packaging of kids products from when I was a kid.

From Boing Boing.

Paula sez, “Dan Goodsell (aka Grickily), co-author of the book Krazy Kids’ Food (Taschen 2003), has the most excellent Flickr set of vintage products for kids. The set includes tons of candy and food you loved as a kid, but have forgotten about until now. The products are from circa 50s-80s, and include cereal boxes, candy wrappers, ice cream boxes, cartoon cells from 1960s cereal ads, etc.”

Go look at the Flicker file of all of the images Dan has collected, and then get his book Krazy Kids’ Food. I have it ordered now.

Posted September 24, 2006 by
Fun | 4 comments

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    4 Responses to “Vintage Kids Products From When We Were a Kid”

    1. Elliot Essman on September 24th, 2006 2:43 pm

      I can still remember the sticky-sweet taste of these, and the spasmodic reaction I had whenever the advertising image merged with the actual product. Kid nostalgia has its limits. Perhaps it’s best for those who remember happy childhoods.

    2. Maggie on September 24th, 2006 6:15 pm

      Watched a show on Discovery the other night..the history of cereal.. Many cereal commercials I didn’t remember, but many I did.. I read a few years ago for sales pitches,,, like ex on says lather rinse and repeat is used to sell MORE products is why they do it..It’s not that you need it. Alka Seltzer said take one & drop in water..then it was increased to 2 to sell more.. Just like putting 8 hot dog buns in a pkg and 10 hot dogs in a pkg.. Sell more.

    3. david kralik on September 24th, 2006 9:46 pm

      here’s a video on how Ice Cream is made:

    4. everythingyellow on September 24th, 2006 9:48 pm

      They sure don’t make candy like they used to. What a great post.

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