Seattle 1978

Seattle 1978

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kellogg's Corn Flakes

According to their timeline, Kellogg's first used the Kellogg's name about May 1st, 1907.  So "Happy 105th Birthday" to the Kellogg's product name.  Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes were produced in 1906
"Production of Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes™ begins at W.K. Kellogg's newly formed Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Co. "
Flaked cereal had been accidentally invented by a couple of Kellogg brothers in the mid 1890s as a food source for the diet regimen of Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians and served to sanitarium patients.

Kellogg's Corn Flake boxes in the mid 50's boasted the artwork of Norman Rockwell

"I bin robbed"

March 7, 1955 Life Magazine

"'tain't funny, McGee"

April 18, 1955 Life Magazine

"Me and my big heart"

May 16, 1955 Life Magazine

"Everybody's always running out of Kellogg's Corn Flakes"

June 13, 1955 Life Magazine

"The morning sun shines on more bowls of Kellogg's Corn Flakes more than any other cereal"

March 12, 1956 Life Magazine

I don't have any 1957 Kellogg's Corn Flake ads, yet but in 1958, Norman Rockwell is no longer the box cover art.
"All the good things Nature puts in to corn . . . you get out of Kellogg's Corn Flakes"

February 10, 1958 Life Magazine

"We wrote our name all over our new packages so you'd be sure of getting the real thing . . . Kellogg's Corn Flakes the best liked, most eaten cereal in this whole hungry world"

March 17, 1958 Life Magazine

May 5, 1958 Life Magazine

"The best to you each morning" The rooster mascot is named "Cornelius" (Corny) - he first appeared in 1957 according to the timeline link above.

January 12, 1959 Life Magazine

An apparent message to the Missus, "Foresight can be fun. If you want to be taken out in the evening, don't run out in the morning"

February 2, 1959 Life Magazine

April 6, 1959 Life Magazine

In my opinion there's something Rockwellian about the photoshoots for some of these ads.

June 1, 1959 Life Magazine

June 29, 1959 Life Magazine

February 29, 1960 Life Magazine

March 14, 1960 Life Magazine

Yogi Bear "What's the good word, bird?"

February 24, 1961 Life Magazine

"Ideal for light housekeeping" "Pick up a spare, says Yogi Bear"

March 16, 1962 Life Magazine

"Little boy blue come blow your horn, the sheep's in the meadow An' your little brudder is in the corn flakes again" "P.S. see your library for original poem . . . see your grocer for the original Corn Flakes"

March 1, 1963 Life Magazine

"Oh! somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light. And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout But there is no joy in Mudville - for the Corn Flakes are fresh out" "P.S. see your library for original poem . . . see your grocer for the original Corn Flakes"

April 5, 1963 Life Magazine

"Blessings on thee, little man, barefoot boy with cheeks full of Kellogg's Corn Flakes" "P.S. see your library for original poem . . . see your grocer for the original Corn Flakes"

April 19, 1963 Life Magazine


Matt said...

I agree with your comment above the "graduate" one...they sure look like Rockwells. Interesting about the "we put our name all over" box. That must have been when Kellogg feared enchroachment by other "flakes" coming into the market.

Jana said...

Life magazine ads can be a study in cereals, sodas, snacks etc. wars! I have some more Kellogg's and Post cereal ads to share in the future.

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Jana said...

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Stephanie Kidder said...

Hello, do you sell rights to any of these photos?

Jana said...

Thanks for stopping by. I don't any rights to these advertisements.