Saturday, July 11, 2009

Suzy's Ice Cream Social

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day at the beach than ice cream, so I decided I wanted to participate in Suzy's Ice Cream Social. Visit her blog Kitchen Bouquet to see who else is participating, I just know there's going to be some amazing recipes!

Now I eat a lot of ice cream, but the only time I've made it in recent years is when I visit my cousin's farm in Douglas, Georgia. To tell the truth, I don't really make the ice cream, my cousin Doris does that, but I'm always willin' to help eat it. (Don't you just want to say, "Well, bless her heart for being so helpful?)

I decided instead to post some vintage pictures, because you know I love vintage pictures. These are all from the Library of Congress and I hope you enjoy them while your munching on your ice cream.

The Cream of Love — 1879

This lithograph advertising our favorite summer treat was created and published by Currier & Ives in 1879. Two winged cherubs, wearing fancy hats, and eating a very large dish of ice cream, with very large flowers on floor.

Rudy Vallee at ice cream eating contest:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)

Silent screen star, Betty Compson modeling a bathing suit
while eating an Eskimo Pie
— 1922

I hope you all enjoy visiting the other posts and if you need help eating all that ice cream, let me know!

17 Thoughtful Comments:

Suzy said...

Rhonda thanks so much for joining in at my Ice Cream Social. I absolutely LOVE what you've shared. I really get into vintage images and graphics. They are all great but the first is my favorite. I need to go spend some time at the Library of Congress! Are you familiar with the Graphics Fairy blog?

She shares the most awesome vintage cards, photos, ads, etc.

Foley said...

What great vintage photos!! I'm like you, have never made ice cream before but will joyfully pitch in to help eat it!! lol

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Great vintage photos...I chuckled at Rudy Vallee at the World's Fair. That is one LARGE ice cream cone!

P.S. Great blog. I like the beach too :-)

The Stylish House said...

I have been fighting off going for an ice cream run this afternoon! However, I may give into tempation this evening. Love the vintage pix.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your pictures are just fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kathleen said...

Great vintage pics...Ice cream spans the generations!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Yes, bless your heart for being so helpful with the ice cream :). That is so funny. I'm with you, I'll help anyone who needs help with disposing of the ice cream!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I enjoyed seeing the vintage photos too! Bless your heart ;)

Unknown said...

I love that second painting, they're all helpful in eating the ice cream, bless them! :)

Anonymous said...

Ice cream eating contest!!!!!!!!!!! I can feel the brain freeze already! I love those vintage photos Rhonda!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yep, Miss Rhonda my genealogy, ice cream eaing friend! I like the picture of them eating that cone. I'd like to enter that contest!!! ONLY, I would then look like an ice cream cone turned upside down with all the excess baggage! ;-)


Sheila :-)

Kathy Walker said...

That was fun! Thank you for taking time to search out the pictures! Can't imagine an ice cream eating contest....

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the ice cream eating contest photo!!!

Carol said...

Fun post! Love the vintage pictures!

CM said...

That last photo is especially awesome~ thanks for sharing!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Every June (Dairy Month) they offer ice cream on the steps of the state capital building. My husband is a state worker and always makes a point of going over to get some ice cream. It's no contest, but it is a lot of ice cream.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm loving Cream of Love. HA! Great pics, as always. :-)

p.s. Thanks SOOOOOO much for emailing that photo. YAY!

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