Comp’ny After The Big Dinner

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Jaybird
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    Lily Gloss Starch came in a package that looked like a steamer trunk. The idea was that after you used the starch, you could still use the box.Report

  2. Kolohe
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    I will say the re-use of containers of ordinary consumer products seemed to be a lot more common even in the 70s and 80s than there is today. (though there’s a recurring joke on the twitters hey look, sewing supplies.

    I think a bit of that is that brands that used to have iconic glass or metal containers have shifted to plastic (and aren’t nearly as top-selling). (Marie’s Salad Dressing and International Coffee come to mind. Does baby food still come in glass containers at all?)Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Kolohe
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      I remember the tail end of Premium Saltines coming in tins (and one of my treasured artifacts is the Bicentennial Instant Coffee glass jar that Maxwell House put out in ’76).

      I think that the closest is Cool Whip tubs. Those are the only things (that ain’t those dang cookies) that I still see reused regularly.Report

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