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Posted 4 years ago

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potrero
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These two porcelain signs appeal to the kid in me - I grow up drinking Hood milk and eating Hood ice creams (Hoodsies - also pictured above) in the Boston suburbs.

One of my earliest memories is writing a letter to Elsie the cow (pictured in these signs) - the Hood mascot. I think she even wrote back once!

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  1. Ben Ben, 4 years ago
    Mooooo!
  2. GirlPowerPicker, 4 years ago
    Cows are my favorite animals!!!
  3. brianguy brianguy, 4 years ago
    love the red one... the older one in b&w is cool too.
  4. Bruce Ash, 4 years ago
    What is size of signs?

    Are you a seller?

    Price?

    Bruce Ash
  5. Milkman, 3 years ago
    Love the signs, but that's not Elsie. She was the Borden's milk mascot.
  6. solver, 3 years ago
    This is an old post that popped up so I couldn't help but reminisce about "Elsie."
    Milkman, perhaps love was blind at that age since you are correct: the H. P. Hood mascot was "Jersey Belle."

    source: The Historic New England website:
    http://www.historicnewengland.org/collections-archives-exhibitions/collections-access/collection-object/capobject?gusn=GUSN-194732&searchterm=h.%20p.%20hood%20mascot

    Great signs, Potrero. Goodness, a sign like the one on the left just sold on ebay for $2,000. Since Jersey Belle's trademark name was cancelled in 2004, the new owner can now rename her. :-)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pre-1950s-era-Porcelain-Advertising-Sign-HP-Hood-Sons-Milk-/320764885051
  7. hotkitties, 3 years ago
    lol! How can I get a letter from Elsie the Cow?

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