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Hot Pad, 1950

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | February 19, 2019

It is likely a sound advertising strategy to market your product directly to its most frequent user; here we see a flour ad on a hot pad.  This was made in 1950 for King Midas Flour and Shane Brothers and Wilson Company, both of Minneapolis.