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These Suds Ain’t Duds

Midcentury-ish boxes of soap of the following brands: Oxydol, Ivory Snow, Nola, Vel and Duz
Midcentury-ish boxes of soap of the following brands: Oxydol, Ivory Snow, Nola, Vel and Duz

This last Saturday was laundry day at the North Star Auction in Mandan, North Dakota.

Also, back in the day, laundry soap and dish soap were often the same soap.

Check out the sweet package art.

Mulva the Macaroni Girl

At an auction on Saturday, I was digging the packaging for Minnesota brand macaroni shells.

I can imagine the girl having a Selma Diamond voice and she says — “I like to stick the macaronis up my nose.” — followed by a strange rattling noise as she laughs.

Another Portent from the Past, with Kitties!

What You Going to Do When the Rent comes Due?
Postcard spotted at an auction in Mandan, North Dakota in 2019