Michele Humes (I live in New York and I write about food.)

A Beautiful Print Advertisement, 1956


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I bought a stack of old Life magazines from a junk store a few years ago and this was in one of them. (It was a great issue all around; check out the pictorial exposé on short shorts–or, as the publication memorably puts it, “tourniquet-tight abbreviated britches.”) I would say that it was ahead of its time, only nobody seems to eat Limburger cheese anymore. I think it would do nicely as a poster, too.