Bottom, left: Gelatin One of the keys to the early success of Jell-O was its pitch to children and the use of children in its advertising campaigns. The “Jell-O girl” is featured on the cover of this 1924 booklet containing recipes and pictures of her on every page. Roughwood Collection.
Top, right: Ice Cream Victorian ice creams achieved elaborate designs and flavor combinations. This chromolithograph plate
from Garrett’s Encyclopedia of Practical Cookery (London,
circa 1880) proves that Victorian confectioners also possessed a sense of playful whimsy. Roughwood Collection.
Bottom, right: Ice Cream The hokey-pokey man was once a familiar figure in American cities with large Italian populations. He was a street vendor who sold ice creams, water ices, and a variety of light foods. This circa 1890 chromolithograph “scrap” picture was meant to be pasted to a gingerbread cookie and thus serve as a Christmas tree ornament. Roughwood