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At Last You’ve Learned How to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee

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“What makes you so happy this morning, George!”

“Because at last you’ve learned how to make a perfect cup of coffee. This is delicious!”

“Oh, it isn’t me, it’s the brand. This is the Sultana!”

I have a thing for vintage coffee ads, and this one via the Boston Public Library is rather hilarious. Certainly indicative of gender roles at the time – we all know that women shouldn’t be the sole ones responsible for the kitchen, cooking and coffee brewing duties – as well as the increasing interest, and obsession, with coffee.

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Written by Anna Brones

October 22, 2015 at 10:04

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Vintage Siphon Coffee Ads

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Vintage Siphon Coffee Ad

I had a fun time researching this week’s The Kitchn coffee column, all about siphon coffee.

My favorite part is how popular siphon coffee brewers were during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and how many vintage ads for them you can still find.

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Written by Anna Brones

February 26, 2015 at 12:05

Vintage Travel Posters

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Vintage travel posters and hotel stickers provide for some of the best travel inspiration. They remind us of a long gone, romantic era of travel, when explorers embarked on long boat trips across oceans to discover foreign lands; when you packed a leather suitcase and set off for a train trip across the continent. I compiled some of my favorite vintage posters, as well as some history on them, in this article over on Been Seen.

Written by Anna Brones

November 27, 2009 at 11:46