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Delicious Cakes: 1922

Delicious Cakes: 1922

Washington circa 1922. "Food show. Ward exhibit." Among the tempting varieties of Ward's Cakes on display here: Silver Queen, Devils Dream, Kukuno, Creamy Spice, Sunkist Gold and Southern Pride. Plus Paradise Fruit Cake and something called "Homelike." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

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Food Show Exhibitors

Washington Post, Feb 4, 1923

60 Exhibits Prepared for Pure Food Show

Convention Hall Converted Into Dazzling Picture
for Opening Tomorrow

Sixty exhibits and practical demonstrations of pure food products and labor-saving devices for the home are scheduled for the national food show and household exposition, which opens at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night in Convention Hall, Fifth and L streets northwest, and continues for two weeks.

The hall has been converted into a veritable fairyland with rows and rows of dazzling booths and yards and yards of artistically draped bunting. Salesmen and demonstrators will gather at the hall tomorrow morning to receive final instructions.

After the opening tomorrow night, the show will be open daily, except Sunday, from 3 to 5:30 and 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Everyone will be given plenty to eat free -- coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, "hot dogs," pancakes, salads, gelatine, cheese, salad dressing and other things.

The list of exhibitors follows:

  • France Milling Co. (Gold Medal Pancake Flour)
  • Joseph Tetley & Co.
  • Gelfand Manufacturing Co.
  • Browning & Bains Coffee Co.
  • Steuart Sons & Co. (sirup [sic] and molasses)
  • Foulds Milling Co. (macaroni and spaghetti)
  • Carry Ice Cream Co.
  • Noxzema Chemical Co.
  • Johnn B Heppe & Co.
  • E.J. Agee (Economy Darner)
  • Cheek Neal Coffee Co. (Maxwell House Coffee)
  • J.L. Kraft & Bros., Inc. (cheese)
  • Akin Manufacturing Co. (Shi-Nall)
  • Brewer Snyder Co.
  • A. Loffler Provision Co.
  • Corn Products Refining Co. (Parko)
  • O.J. DeMoll & Co. (pianos and talking machines)
  • Nelson Refrigerator Co.
  • Refrigerator Pan Alarm Co.
  • Rosslyn Packing Co.
  • Golden & Co.
  • National Furniture Co.
  • Corby Baking Co.
  • Hacker Cereal Co.
  • Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.
  • S. & S. Water Co
  • Genesee Pure Food Co. (Jell-O)
  • Wilkins & Rogers (butter)
  • Palmer Harvey & Co.
  • Walker Hill Dairy
  • C.F. Mueller Co.
  • Julius Lansburgh Furniture Co.
  • McCormick & Co.
  • Martin Gillet & Co. (House of Lords Tea)
  • P.B. Davis Co. (Davis Baking Powder)
  • S. Kann Sons Co. (modern kitchen utensils)
  • Hub Furniture Co.
  • Chapin Sacks Inc.
  • Mutual Service Bureau (electrical devices)
  • Kirkman & Son
  • Carroll Erwin Co. (electrical household goods)
  • Columbia Bottling Works
  • William Conradis & Co. (model bath room)
  • New Era Gas Stove Co.
  • Pillsbury Flour Mills Co.
  • King Electric Washer Co.
  • Ward Baking Co.
  • Doubleday Hill Electric Co. (radio receiving station)
  • Cook's Quality Cakery
  • Harry Chapel (broker)
  • Troco Nut Butter Co.
  • William T. Leahey & Co. (vegetable cutters)
  • Havenner Baking Co.
  • Ridgewood Orchards (apple)

and several additional exhibitors to be definitely announced tomorrow.

What, no penathalenoleum?

Store-bought cakes that actually look like they taste good, rather than the weird aftertaste and bloating you get from today's preservative-laden science projects. This is the first Shorpy photo that made me hungry. Well, OK, the second… after the possum gloop splattered into the gutter.

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