Saturday, September 23, 2006

I Love Hostess Cakes

Since I was a kid, I have been a big fan of Hostess Cakes. I love Twinkies and Cup Cakes and Ding Dongs. As an adult I don't have the capacity to consume them as I once did but as I am writing there is a package of Chocolate Donettes waiting in the refrigerator.

So when my good friend, David Welch, turned me onto a collection that included some Hostess grocery store display photos, I was quite pleased. The collection was put together by a guy who worked for Wonder Bread but eventually his wife made him sell it at their garage sale. Some nice paper dealers in Portland bought it and now it has a home my in collection.

Today's images come from a little catalog of display material from 1962. These were all displays that could be ordered for use in grocery stores and markets. The bottom two color photos are from 1956 when Annie Oakley had a tie in with Hostess. I will be posting more of this stuff next week.

Hostess Cakes display catalog page

Hostess Cakes display catalog page

Hostess Cakes display catalog page

Hostess Cakes display catalog page

Hostess Cakes display catalog page

Hostess Cakes display catalog page

Annie Oakley Hostess store display

Annie Oakley Hostess store display

3 comments:

sroden said...

amazing! the annie oakly color photos are sick...!

MOM said...

I think you love of Hostess products is genetic. Your dad has a couple susie q's in the cupboard as I write this. LOL

Todd Franklin said...

Mmm... love the Hostess love!
Great set of photos!