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Cheese Lovers: 1924

Cheese Lovers: 1924

Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., 1924. "Chestnut Farms Dairy." The cottage cheese couple again, spooning in public. National Photo Co. View full size.

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Old-Fashioned Sunblock

Is that zinc oxide on her nose or just a substitute dairy spread?

[It's sunlight. Unflatteringly dappled. - Dave]

In four-part harmony

Down by the old mill stream
Where I first met you
You aimed to please
With cottage cheese
Down by the old mill stream

Dress for the occasion

Jennifridge, she's wearing the same dress she was in the earlier photo, and even the same earrings (or earring). He also seems to have on the same tie: apparently these were done in a single session.

I'd love to see his hairstyle return to fashion.

Does Not Sour the Stomach

The Health of Your Children

is no doubt a matter of deep concern to you. Do you know that Pasteurized Milk is better for them than raw milk? It is more easily digested and does not sour the stomach. Ask your family physician what he thinks about it.

Chesnut Farms Sanitary Dairy,

Geo. M. Oyster, Jr.,
1116 Connecticut Avenue


Chestnut Farms Dairy has a special significance to me as George M. Oyster, Jr. was an early resident of my house on Capitol Hill.

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou

Plus a half gallon of cottage cheese and a quart of milk. Obviously Jack Spratt and the missus were not lactose intolerant. Otherwise this relationship would have cooled off right after their very first dairy products lunchfest.

One sneeze

And she's in the water.

Never realized

Lyle Lovett was that old.

Re. 'Yum'

Our natty friend does have a certain Arthur Lake look doesn't he!

Silky Smooth

This has the characteristic look of what's become a popular photographic genre -- waterfall time exposures.

Peirce Mill Dam

That looks like Peirce Mill Dam in Rock Creek Park. Here's a much newer color photo, taken from the same vantage point.

Cottage cheesy

I find the obvious positioning of the product quite amusing. Ah, but for a touch of class, milady has her pinky out! This couple seems an odd choice. He's on the gawky and gangly side and she looks like she could be his mom. Other oddities: I know it was a different time, but they hardly seem dressed for a picnic. Milady's sleeves are going to get full of dairy product. Additionally, they're perched on a slight downward slope amidst rocks and weeds. This has got to be one of the most uncomfortable and unromantic picnics ever. Did you bring the champagne? No, darling, but I've got milk! And peaches. Do you think six will be enough?

Paper or plastic

Could someone tell me if the cottage cheese container is plastic? I didn't think they had such containers in 1924. Is it possibly cardboard? Thank you.

[The container would be waxed paper. - Dave]


Look at that Dagwood sized sandwich he built!!!

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