Thursday, May 7, 2020

Episode 7 - Ice Cream Goes to War

I love this photo so much! 
Digital print purchased from The Brass Mouse
source

Happy V-E Day! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of kicking Hitler's rear! Episode 7 talks about ice cream rationing and what ice cream manufacturers and dairy companies had to do to ensure Americans got enough of their favorite frozen treat. Enjoy the photos and recipes!


This is a great cover from this Westinghouse cookbook
featuring a sailor enjoying ice cream!
October 1943



"USS Lexington Recovers Aircraft During the Battle of the Coral Sea"
8 May 1942
Listen to episode 7 to hear all about the infamous ice cream rescue!
Wikimedia Commons


"WWI Ice Cream Machine Aboard the USS Mercy Hospital Ship"
1918
This may be from the First World War, but it's a good example
of how they put ice cream machines on naval ships.
This was done during WWII as well.



This is a great sign advertising the
wartime combination of half ice cream, half sherbet.
A big thank you to www.VintageVille.com
 for special permission to use this photo from their site




"Earle Landis Freezing Ice Cream on the Back Porch, 1942"
Public Domain
Wikimedia Commons

"Medicine in the form of ice cream sundaes and banana splits
are enjoyed convalescing battle casualties at the 1st U.S. General Hospital,
Paris, France"
22 February 1945
Public Domain
Wikimedia Commons 


Japanese American children eating ice cream.
I don't know if this was taken at an internment camp during the war,
but I felt this was a really poignant photograph.
Digital print purchased from The Brass Mouse
source


Washington D.C. Good Humor Ice Cream Truck
May 1942
Public Domain
accessed on Photogrammer via Yale University
source


Howard Johnson's 28 Flavors - list of some ice cream flavors from 1948 (scroll down the page to get to the section about Howard's 28 Flavors)

How to calculate true cost prices from the 1940s in today's money: Things Were So Cheap Back Then!...Or Were They?



Cooking on a Ration by Marjorie Mills
1943

Wartime Ice Cream
1943



Pineapple Sherbet
Orange Sherbet
1943




 

RESEARCH

Articles:

History of American Ice Cream

https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/blog/the-scoop-on-american-ice-cream

(Accessed 4/17/20)


Making Ice Cream like it’s 1927 (history of making ice cream at home)

https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/ice-cream-1927

(Accessed 4/17/20)


Howard Johnson’s 28 Flavors (scroll down to read that specific section)

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodicecream.html

(Accessed 4/17/20)


Sweet Spots: America’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Shops

https://www.delish.com/restaurants/g1600/old-fashionied-ice-cream-shops/?slide=1

(Accessed 4/17/20)


Sidwell Dairy Company series, 1943-1944

www.newspapers.com 


Pictures:


USS Lexington Recovers Aircraft During the Battle of the Coral Sea

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Lexington_(CV-2)_recovers_aircraft_during_the_Battle_of_the_Coral_Sea,_8_May_1942_(80-G-16806).jpg

(Accessed 5/2/20)


Soda Fountain and Booths

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soda_fountain_and_booths,_Earnshaw_Drug_Co.,_East_Greenwich,_R.I_(78831).jpg

(Accessed 5/2/20)


Earle Landis Freezing Ice Cream on the Back Porch, 1942

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earle_Landis_freezing_ice_cream_on_the_back_porch_8d10734v.jpg

(Accessed 5/2/20)


Medicine in the form of ice cream

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Medicine_in_the_form_of_ice-cream_sundaes_and_banana_splits_are_enjoyed_by_the_convalescing_battle_casualties_at_the..._-_NARA_-_531506.tif

(Accessed 5/2/20)


WWI Ice Cream Machine Aboard USS Mercy hospital ship

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Navy_-_Medicine_-_Hospital_Ships_-_USS_Mercy_-_Ice_cream_machine_aboard_U.S._Hospital_Ship_%22Mercy.%22_-_NARA_-_45511173.jpg

(Accessed 5/2/20)


Good Humor Ice Cream Truck, May 1942

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/records/index.php?record=fsa1998022983/PP

(Accessed 5/2/20)


Half ‘n’ Half Sundae

http://www.esnarf.com/2238dk.htm (special permission obtained)

www.VintageVille.com (credit)

(Accessed 5/2/20)




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