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Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are more than a dozen colorfully-illustrated postcards published in honor of Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
John Logan with wife Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan, son Manning Alexander Logan, and daughter Mary Elizabeth Dollie Logan (c1870)

The love story behind our first Memorial Day (1955)

When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves tomorrow, there will be many indebted to a tall, dark-haired frontiersman-soldier-statesman, General John Alexander Logan. Through his efforts, encouraged by his loyal wife, Memorial Day was founded.
Roll of Necco Wafers - old-fashioned candy

How round, colorful Necco Wafers candy became so popular (1920)

Here's a look back at a huge advertising push a Boston-based company tried back in the 1910s and 1920s to make Necco Wafers candy -- rolls of sweets flavored with peppermint, wintergreen, chocolate, cinnamon and licorice -- such a big hit that they'd stay on shelves for the next hundred years.
How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

Pass the confetti! I've got something to celebrate. A polka-dot confetti cake -- Super good and a cinch to make! 'Just think -- little inexperienced me -- making a rich, light, yummy cake! And gee, I'll admit I could never have done it if I hadn't made a tremendous discovery.' "I mean -- it was terrific! I used Crisco and a wonderful new Crisco Success Cake recipe. Why, the combination's fabulous!"
Winter rum drink recipes from 1971

Warm yourself up with these winter rum drinks (1971)

When the outside of you is cold, the inside of you likes something that makes you warm. And winter rum drinks are some of the very beverages that warm you when you are cold, just as rum can cool you when you are warm.
Pink raspberry-angel food All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert

Pink raspberry-angel food dessert (1970)

Here's a recipe for a pink raspberry-angel food dessert, otherwise known as the "All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert" from a magazine recipe menu that called 'Midsummer night’s dream: A party plan for Juliets in search of Romeos.'
Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats

Easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats

Since they're neon-bright and bursting with candy-sweet fruit flavor, if you're looking for a fun treat to share with a crowd, it's hard to go wrong with these colorful Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats!
Cranberry-glazed pork roast (1993)

Cranberry-glazed pork roast (1993)

This year give your traditional holiday dinner a new twist with the other white meat. Today's pork goes with all the trimmings, from sweet potatoes to cranberries.
Make Rice Krispie birthday ice cream cups! (1997)

Make Rice Krispies birthday ice cream cups! (1997)

Celebrate with ice cream in a sweet bowl you can eat! These Rice Krispies cups can hold ice cream, frozen yogurt, pudding, candies, or any other kind of treat. It's easy to make enough for everyone!

Golden green bean bake recipe (1987)

Here's a great new way to make the good old green-bean-bake - in the microwave! Green beans, soup, olives and onions team up to bring you this update on a classic recipe. 

Chatterbox coffee cake (1965)

Try this light-hearted, melting good chatterbox coffee cake, and taste the delicious new flavor and appetizing new texture Karo adds to food.
Cool drinks 10 retro sippers for summer (1977)

Cool drinks: 10 retro sippers for summer (1977)

Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.

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