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Spaghetti Girls: 1921

Spaghetti Girls: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921 or 1922. "Food show. Foulds Milling." The Foulds slogan: "Appetizingly Clean." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

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Foulds Macaroni

I found this about Foulds: "The factory and headquarters of Foulds Macaroni Company moved to Libertyville from Cincinnati in 1906. The structure, originally a ladder factory, was built in 1894 with timbers from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In its early years Foulds was a major employer in Libertyville, well-known for its summer company picnics and winter Christmas parties to which the whole town was invited."

For as sour as the older man looks, Mr. Foulds must not have been too bad to invite the whole town to his parties! I found a GREAT picture of the building in

Appetizingly clean

Is the woman on the left wearing a hairnet? I guess you could say that adds to the cleanliness.

Spaghetti Girls

Just a guess, but these women probably work for the company either as demonstrators (Home Economists?) or office help. In any case, the creepy looking guy is their boss, possibly Mr Foulds himself.

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