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    Posted 9 years ago

    potrero
    (156 items)

    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, 9 years ago
      Mooooo!
    2. GirlPowerPicker, 8 years ago
      Cows are my favorite animals!!!
    3. brianguy brianguy, 8 years ago
      love the red one... the older one in b&w is cool too.
    4. Bruce Ash, 8 years ago
      What is size of signs?

      Are you a seller?

      Price?

      Bruce Ash
    5. Milkman, 8 years ago
      Love the signs, but that's not Elsie. She was the Borden's milk mascot.
    6. solver solver, 7 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, 7 years ago
      lol! How can I get a letter from Elsie the Cow?
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      I worked for Hood In Lynn ,..Welding the floors at night ..and I had a key to the ice cream locker room ...they would chew my a$$ for passing out ice cream at night ,but that didn't stop me ...lol I remember the milk trucks coming up the road and stopping at our house and leave butter, milk and eggs ..we would ask for a hunk of ice in the summers ...love Hoods ...nice flash back.. nice post
    9. capegirl, 2 years ago
      From CT and the Cape......HOODSIES.....YAY!!!! ;-) VERY cool signs!

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