Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Potato Chip bags

9 comments:

tikiranch said...

You gotta love the walking tater man

Dan Goodsell said...

yeah I like him because he seems 40's and anticipates the great designs of the 50's

Waffle Whiffer said...

I love the potato guy! Cool.

Tom Dougherty said...

That Wise owl is really lovely, even going through several changes over the years. I have no idea what he looks like now, but he was a real icon of my childhood. Any more Wise owls in your collection?

Dan Goodsell said...

yeah I have some other wise owl stuff but no idea where it is :)

bgrauman said...

Collecting regional potato chip bags is an industry unto itself. From the early '30s right through the early '70s, there were at least a hundred different brands of potato chips across this great country of ours [maybe MORE!!], and finding examples of those bags is a challenge to all but the most fervent collector!!

{and Wise was one of the first regional brands with a loyal following that eventually extended from beyond its "borders" to become a national brand!}

Bart said...

Grippo's potato chips still has an ancient looking bag
with a potato man

check it out
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartenational/19178370/

Anonymous said...

Mr. Peanut, folks

Anonymous said...

My grandpa drew the original wise owl when he worked for them in berwick, unfortunately his boss turned it in as his own for a bonus. Its really nice to see him again.