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Tins Signs Advertising

Tins Signs Advertising

Tins Signs Advertising Americana photography. Old advertising signs, old kitchen tins & additional vintage and rusty, dusty & old stuff I find.

7-Up It Likes You

7up It Likes You

A boatload of old wooden soda bottle crates.  Do you remember the days of buying wooden crates in bottles and returning them?


Hillbilly Brew

Hill Billy Brew

Mountain Dew was invented in the early 1940’s.  Pepsi bought the company in 1964.  There were dozens of imitators from Caca Cola, Sun Drop and more.

There are some online suggestions that Hillbilly Brew was Ma Cherie’s version of Mountain Dew. Ma Cherie put out various flavor drinks (orange, grape, probably more) in the 60s. I believe Ma Cherie was a St. Louis company.


Hartway’s Dairy Old Milk Bottles

Hartway's Dairy Old Milk Bottles

Hartway’s Dairy Old Milk Bottles from Haraway’s Dairy Blue Boulder Guernseys in Park Falls, Wisconsin.  The bottles date back to the 1950s. 

Old Kitchen Tins

Old Kitchen Tins

Sometimes I seriously believe I was born into the wrong time period. All my loves are of things from decades that have passed or is that part of the obsession? I can’t decide.

 

Old Tins

Old Tins

Major tin collecting going on at someone’s property I know. He collects the tins, I collect the pictures of his tins.

I love spending a day re-arranging all his “stuff”. Thankful to be able to play around and create some rather neat shots.

 

Vintage Kitchen

Vintage Kitchen

Stoneware bowls are my favorite. A peek inside my cupboards will reveal  that…

 

On the Kitchen Shelves

On the Kitchen Shelves

Oh, snap! Here I go again. I am playing around and rearranging my buddies tins. It is like building blocks for people that see the beauty in them. They just fit together so nicely.

 

Vintage Bathroom Supplies

Vintage Bathroom Supplies

This time I am rearranging our buddies old bathroom supplies.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Our buddy sees the beauty in his collection, as do I.

 

Vintage Bathroom Supplies 2

Vintage Bathroom Supplies 2

An assortment of vintage bathroom supplies.

Fire Chief Gas Pump

Fire Chief Gas Pump

Old Fire Chief gas pump – I remember as a little girl my grandparents having their own gas pump on their farm property. How times have changed. Found this 1950’s goodie while searching for the location of our friend’s vineyard –>  Vita’ Della’ Terra Vineyard LLC

Vintage Pepsi-Cola Bottle

This glass Pepsi-Cola bottle was used in Helen’s Barber Shop in Albany, Georgia during the 1980s.

This glass Pepsi-Cola bottle was used in Helen’s Barber Shop in Albany, Georgia during the 1980s.

 

Always Coca Cola

Coca Cola Building Sign

A Coca-Cola advertising sign that was painted on the side of an old brick building in a small town in Wisconsin. I’d tell you where but it was a gas station stop and I didn’t write it down.


Old Railroad Crossing Sign

Old Railroad Crossing Sign

Found in an old railroad car that is no longer in service.


Dr Pierces Prescription Tablets

Dr Pierces Prescription Tablets

Date on the box states 1930 and includes the ingredients: lady’s slipper root (drug active ingredients) black cohosh root (drug active ingredients) unicorn root (drug active ingredients) blue cohosh root (drug active ingredients) Oregon grape root (drug active ingredients) viburnum (drug active ingredients). Although nowhere does it state what the product is used for on the outside, directions must have been on a piece of paper inside the box.

 

Sassafras Bark of Root 

 Sassafras Bark of Root

 

The history behind the S.B. Penick & Company, that produced this apothecary boxed pressed herb is interesting.  S.B Penick gathered botanicals for herbal remedies from the woods and fields of his Southeastern home. Long before professional doctors and hospitals, all medications were made from resources found in nature and administered by a family member, local medicine man or an appointed town physician. S.B. Penick made it his job to know botanicals.

S.B. Penick & Co.   According to their previous website

“S.B. Penick, Sr. founded the Company in Marion, North Carolina in 1914.   Its beginnings were humble, as merchants and millers of drugs of vegetable origin gathered from nearby fields and woods. 

World War I created huge demand for the Company’s products and led to significant expansion, acquisitions and the opening of a plant and offices in New York.   The pattern of internal growth coupled with acquisitions continued into the mid 1960’s when a multinational conglomerate corporation acquired the S. B. PENICK COMPANY.   At the time of its acquisition S.B.Penick was considered by many to be the largest supplier in the world of botanicals for pharmaceutical and allied uses. 

Unfortunately the acquisition led to the S.B. Penick Company being broken up into many pieces with each one being sold over a period of about 20 years.  The last remaining piece, known as Penick Pharmaceuticals, was sold to a private investor in 1988.”

 

Vintage Metal Spice Containers

Vintage Metal Spice Containers

Too bad these babies do not have production dates on the bottom to tell just how old they are.  Think the spices should be tossed? lol

 

Campfire Marshmallows

Campfire Marshmallows

Campfire marshmallow tin from the Campfire Company out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Arens Beverages

Aren Beverage Vintage Collectable

Aren Beverage Company in Waukesha County bottled all their beverages with Wisconsin spring water.

 

1940’s Milky Way Candy Bar Box

1940's Milky Way Candy Bar Box

The small print on the box reads: THIS BOX CONTAINS 24 MILKY WAY candy bars made in our modern sunlit candy kitchens from the finest ingredients – sweet milk chocolate, white sugar, corn syrup, real malted milk, fresh milk consensed with sugar, coconut oil from the white meats of coconuts, whites of American eggs, breakfast cocoa, and a dash of salt to bring out the delicious flavor. WHEN YOU CRAVE GOOD CANDY – MILKY WAY

Your retailer will be glad to pack you an assortment of 24 Mars Confections.  You have for your selection Milky Way, Snickers, Forever Yours, Mars and The Three Musketeers.

A Mars Confection for every candy taste.

24 bars each 2 3/4 oz each


History on Milky Way and Forever Yours

In 1926, it Milky Way came out in two flavors: chocolate nougat with milk chocolate coating, and vanilla nougat with a dark chocolate coating, each for a nickel.

The vanilla version, with a dark chocolate coating, was called “Forever Yours” and it was produced until 1979.  In 1989, Forever Yours was reintroduced and renamed Milky Way Dark, and later Milky Way Midnight“.

 

Old Kitchen Tins

Old Kitchen Tins

Collection of vintage kitchen food tins from companies like Nestle and Brachs.


Sign Graveyard

Sign Graveyard

Where old signs Green Bay, Wisconsin street signs go to die. Literally, a busload of old road signs.

 

Baker’s Brand Baking Powder Sign

Baker's Brand Baking Powder Sign

Steel signs would grace the walls of the supermarkets back in the day to promo new products and to market deals. This sign was one of them.

 

Red Crown Gasoline Sign

Red Crown Gasoline Sign

Red Crown gas was made by the Standard Oil Company and this is one of their enamel gas station signs.

 

Red Crown Gasoline and Other Cans

Red Crown Gasoline and Other Cans

An assortment of gasoline cans and vintage garage product cars.

 

Pepsi Cola Sign

Pepsi Cola Sign

An old Pepsi Cola sign, the pealing of the paint gives a person a feel to the age of this masterpiece.

 

Hello Automation

Vintage Egg Scale

Can you imagine having this job? This scale was once used to sort eggs sizes. Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large; eggs.

Vintage Mobile Oil Cans

Vintage Mobile Oil Cans

Old Mobile and Wolf’s Head Motor oil cans.

Westinghouse Volt Meter

Westinghouse Volts

Antique Westinghouse alternating current voltmeter from the late ’20s or early 30’s

All Oiled Up

All Oiled Up

Standard oil company oil bucket and grease gun.

 

Old Motor Oil Cans

Old Motor Oil Cans

Deep Rock, Road Boss, Sinclair and Monkey Grip old motor oil cans.

Nehi Orange Soda Cap

Nehi Orange Soda Cap

Nehi Orange Soda cap 


Orange Crush

Orange Crush

Orange Crush wooden box with old bottles.


Old Motor Oil Cans 3

Old Motor Oil Cans 3

Gasoline can and oil cans.

 

Well Fed

Well Fed

An assortment of old farm feed bags.

 

Fanning the Flames

Fanning the Flames

Found in a broom closet of an old railroad car. The items were used to stoke fires in the engine coal room to power the trains.

 

Window of Picking

Window of Picking Vintage Flair

This window assortment caught my eye when visiting a Door County cherry orchard to pick my own cherries.

Right up my alley!

 

Vintage Goods

Vintage Kitchen Goods

Because I just felt like playing around with processing – you hate it? That is ok…someone will like it.  Art is meant to speak to people.  This didn’t speak to?  You just keep scrolling, you will find something that does.  Each piece is not for everyone 🙂  That is why we are called individuals, having the choice of individual taste and selection. 

 

Vintage Kitchen Goods – Distressed

Vintage Kitchen Goods - Distressed

Vintage kitchen wares. I really enjoy the processing of this photo for the distressed looking photos I take pictures of rust and such and apply them as textures to certain photos. The end result is always different according to the pictures I combine.

 

Vintage Automotive Cans

Vintage Automotive Cans Square Photography Print

Another photo I played around with adding some texture too.

Cherry Capital of the World

Cherry Capital of the World

Door County, WI was once known as cherry capital of the world.

 

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