Cream of Wheat Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

These ads are listed in chronological order with the oldest ads listed first.


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Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that talks about their cereal being used as a Baby Food. The ad has a photo of a smiling youngster and a headline that asks the question "What if he Doesn't Gain when you start him on solid food?". The ad describes how physicians trust and recommend this cereal and also gives a coupon for a free child's game and a book on child feeding. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1932
McCall's
0
$8.50
View Cream of Wheat / Babies

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Full color 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing of a young boy sitting on the hallway floor hiding with the full cookie jar in front of him. He is looking sideways at his dog who is looking at him from a slightly opened door. The ad says that he is "Caught in the midst of hazards" and talks about proper "food energy" that can be gotten by foods such as Cream of Wheat. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 1936
Pictorial Review
1
$8.50
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Three color 5" x 13" ad for their 5-minute and Regular Cereal. The ad has a four frame cartoon of Li'l Abner drawn by Al Capp. The ad has Abner being called on to help save a child who is trapped in a cabin on top of a hill in a snow storm. Abner makes it to the child who gives Abner some Cream of Wheat which perks him up. The last frame shows the child, barefoot and bare-bottomed, pulling Abner to safety on the back of a sled. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 13, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Three color 5 1/4" x 13" ad for their Enriched 5 minute and Regular cereals. The ad has a five frame cartoon of Li'l Abner by Al Capp. The storyline is the people of Dogpatch having a scrap gathering contest with Daisy Mae as the prize. Li'l Abner is expected to win but he shows up with boxes of Cream of Wheat. When questioned as to his choice he explains that he will eat the cereal and "After them vitamins an' minerals in they Cream of Wheat ah c'd dig up some nice Fresh iron - but this'll do!!" as he carries a steam shovel overhead. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 4, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Black and white 4 3/4" x 12 1/4" ad for their Regular and 5 Minute Cream of Wheat. This ad is one of the five-frame cartoons drawn by Al Capp with the Dogpatch group of characters telling the story. Daisy Mae comes to wake up L'il Abner who, as usual, is napping with the pigs. She tells him that Yowler has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Abner yawns himself up and staggers to what serves as a kitchen where the 5 Minute Cream of Wheat is being prepared. Abner slowly eats some and, with a push in the back, heads to the cave where the Yowler is being held captive. He crawls in and asks if they are ready to return the "victim". As the kid hollers the kidnappers respond that they are the "victims". The last frame show Abner hauling the suddenly quiet kid back home being asked why is he quiet. Abner replys that he likes Cream of Wheat "which is so good for li'l chillun!!".
March 1951
Better Homes & Gardens
1
$8.00
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Black and white 5" x 13" ad for their 5-minute and Regular Cereals. This ad is another of the series that has a cartoon panel of Li'l Abner drawn by Al Capp. The cartoon shows Abner being tied up in a room with a bomb set to explode. Daisy Mae comes rushing into the house with the makin's for a pot of Cream of Wheat. She uses the lit fuse to prepare the potful and Abner is able to break the ropes and free himself so that he and Daisy can escape before the bomb explodes. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1951
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Cream of Wheat 5

Three color 5" x 13 1/2" ad for their 5-minute and Regular Cereals and is another in the series of Li'l Abner drawn by Al Capp. Abner is resting against a tree when Daisey Mae comes running by shouting "Halp!! Ole Bruce th' moose is loose!!". Abner realizes that a "res-kew job" like this calls for energy so he runs with her holding the stove while she cooks Cream of Wheat to add that energy to his system. As she feeds him and runs she complains about him insisting on the regular rather than the Quick Enriched Cream of Wheat and he responds that "It's every wife's sacred dooty t' cook Cream of Wheat fo' her husbin'". After eating his fill Abner grabs Bruce by the tail and tosses him head-first into his house over the heads of two residents of Dogpatch who are cooking up a new batch of kickapoo joy juice. The ad mentions that it is "Be Kind t' Husbands Month" and suggests feeding your husband Cream of Wheat.
April 1953
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
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Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for another way to enjoy Regular and Quick Cream of Wheat. This ad, featuring Dennis the Menace, has a large picture of an orange bowl of Cream of Wheat and milk with maple syrup being poured, in generous quantities, in a circular motion. Dennis is saying, with a spoon in his hand, "Hey! Cream of Wheat and syrup is better 'n anything!" and there is a three-frame cartoon at the bottom of the ad with Dennis' mother giving in to his wishes and providing him with Cream of Wheat and syrup. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1955
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Cream of Wheat 6

Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their New Instant Cream of Wheat. There is a picture of a young lady holding the hand and helping her much younger brother to safely namuever the wet stoop and make it into the house. The headline asks will it be "Colder tomorrow?" and warns that "That's Cream of Wheat weather. Guard your family with hot Cream of Wheat". There is a small picture of the new box and the caption assures the readers that it "cooks completely in just 30 seconds".
November 1958
McCall's
1
$7.50
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Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Instant Cream of Wheat. There is a winter picture of two young boys playing in the snow and they have paused to sit on their sled and compare how cold their ungloved hands are. The headline asks "Colder tomorrow?" and warns that "That's Cream of Wheat weather. Guard your family with hot Cream of Wheat".. The caption under the picture of the box sold at this time assures you that it "cooks completely in just 30 seconds".
December 1958
McCall's
1
$7.50
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