This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt shows the grocery section of the Bell and Macaulay's Store in Drouin, Victoria, Australia. This opens up a myriad of possibilities from which to choose for today’s theme.
I’ve decided to stick with the obvious “food” theme and my Grandpa Debs Webster’s scrapbook has helped me out again. From it’s pages, I found this cute circa 1952 vintage postcard to share with you.
I’m not sure where my Grandpa Debs bought this postcard, but I find it interesting that it is from 1952. My regular readers may remember that 1952 is the year Debs and his family immigrated to the USA and travelled across the country from New York to their final destination of Southern California. So, I’m wondering if he purchased this postcard somewhere along the way.
Elsie and Beauregard
Vintage Postcard circa 1952
Back of Elsie and Beauregard
|Elmer's Glue Stick|
Photo by Mk2012
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Here’s the transcription from the back of the postcard (it’s really quite clever) ~
“Elsie is in her spool bed and young Beauregard in his corral playpen. The barn colonial boudoir is complete with barrel chair, butter churn lamp and barnyard clock. Elsie’s dressing table, made of a tree trunk, has a mirror directly above it made from the radiator of a 1910 Ford. Her toiletries include Tail Wave Set, Henna Fur Glaze and Meadow Mud Pack. Beauregard’s rocking horse has a bridle made of rope and a real western saddle. Elsie’s bookcase contains such volumes as, The Farmer With Cold Hands, Animal Husbandry and Bulliver’s Travels.”
And now for your viewing pleasure, I present to you two Borden TV commercials. The first is from 1972 and stars both Elsie and Beauregard. The second is from the 1950’s/60’s and stars Elsie.
For more information on the history of Elsie the Cow, click HERE.
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Thanks for reading!
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