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Peanuts, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Candy, and Soda Pop, and How They Began

Contributed by Felix Nic on May 31st, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Peanuts, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Candy, and Soda Pop, and How They Began 1
    Source: https://archive.org Abingdon Press. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Written by Solveig Paulson Russell, with drawings by Ralph J. McDonald. Published by Abingdon Press in 1970. From the flap:

    Peanuts, popcorn, ice cream, candy, soda pop—foods as everyday as telephone poles, as festive as a birthday party or a circus.

    Do you know that jars shaped like peanuts have been found in ancient Inca tombs? Or that popcorn was part of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving? That Nero may have been the first to serve an iced dessert? Products of more than 25 countries are used in making candy? Or that cola drinks were first thought to have curative powers?
    True. All true … and more besides.

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    Source: https://archive.org Abingdon Press. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    Detail: The face used for “Popcorn” is shown in The Solotype Catalog of 4.147 Display Typefaces (1992) as Fatima.

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    Detail: The face used for “Candy” is shown in the Solotype catalog as Stars & Stripes.

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