Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Random find - Vintage advertisement for Flour Sacks....


I love when I stumble across something incredible... and I find this vintage advertisement for printed flour sacks just that... incredible. This advertisement is from 1946.



I have always had a soft spot for those vintage printed feed sacks made of cotton. I have purchase many quilts and aprons made from these old flour sacks, over the years. 



So many colors and patterns to find. And many of them have held up incredibly well over the decades.
 

But what I had not came across was a legit advertisement for them. So this is just a neat piece of history for me. How the companies who supply the manufacturing of the old flour sacks... sold their cotton sacks to the companies selling flour, sugar, feed and grains.  





 And now I have a name of the company who supplied these glorious vintage cotton sacks... it was the Percy Kent Bag Company!


5 comments:

Heather said...

So very cool! I wish our flour still came in such sacks. Also, I heard they used to tuck pieces of jadite into bags--like prizes in cereal boxes. Wish that was still the case too!

Cheers,
Heather @ www.larkandlola.com

fff said...

very glad you are posting again, one of my fave blogs!

fff said...

very happy you are posting again, one of my fave blogs!

Farm Girl Pink... said...

Wouldn't it be great if Companies still did premiums?!

I have a couple of the vintage Swans Down Flour measuring cups, that came in sacks of flour.

There was a certain style of jadeite that came as a premium... in oats?

I assume now it would be a law suit waiting to happen. If a food company place a glass item in their product.

But just think of the crazy behavior if they did! Women would be knocking each other down, to get to even new piece of issued Jadeite. :)

Farm Girl Pink... said...

Thanks, fff....

I am hoping that things have calm down a bit for me now. And I can find the time to take pictures I need to...

I got all kinds of kitchen stuff from this Summer. I just lack the free time to set up and get it all photograph.