Hunt's 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.


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Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for Hunt's Tomato Paste and mentions something very good that you can make with it. They say that "A wonderful cooking sauce from California - makes delicious shrimp creole from old New Orleans" and there is a view of a dinner table with a very good looking dish of this setting there waiting. The ad says that "We promise you - this cooking ingredient will do delicious things for your favorite recipes! It's Hunt's Tomato Sauce. Extra-savory...extra handy to use. And it costs only a few cents. Hunt's Tomato Sauce is all tomato, through and through. Plump, sun-ripened beauties are simmered down with rare seasonings and spices. That's why it's so rich - why it fairly tingles with wonderful tangy flavor. That's why it makes exciting new treats of favorite family dishes. Like meat loaf, spaghetti, pot roasts, stew, rice, gravy, eggs sea foods (grand shrimp recipe below). And Hunt's Tomato Sauce is so convenient - ready to add in seconds. Look for the Hunt red label at your food stores. You'll want to buy several cans. It costs so little!". It then has the recipe for the delicious Shrimp Creole at the bottom of the ad.
February 24, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunt's 28

Full color 10" x 14" ad for their Tomato Sauce. The ad has a picture of a table set for a tasty meal with a platter holding spaghetti topped with sauce surrounded by platters holding more sauce and cucumbers cut into slices. The headline claims that "You'll love this spaghetti recipe for low-cost summer meals" and, lo and behold, there is a recipe in the ad for "Spaghetti-Hunt style". The text in the ad gives economical and flavor reasons that using Hunt's Tomato Sauce in your cooking makes sense. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 14, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunt's 7

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/4" ad that is for Hunt's Tomato Sauce with a recipe for Lamb Kabobs. There are two pictures at the top of the page, the first one says "Ready for the Oven" and the second one says "Ready to Eat!". The ingredients for this delicacy is up there with the first one and the cooking instructions. The ad says that "They're Lamb Kabobs - you bake 'em with Hunt's Tomato Sauce". It then asks "Does your family ever complain about "the same old things" for dinner? Well then. Make these Lamb Kabobs with Hunt's Tomato Sauce - and watch the excitement! They're easy...low in cost...and oh, so good! You buy Hunt's Tomato Sauce at your grocer's for just a few cents. It's ready to use. A wonderful way to perk up low-cost recipes with tantalizing flavor! So add Hunt's spicy, kettle-simmered goodness to your stews, soups, spaghetti, meat loaf, rice dishes. Cook it into your casseroles, gravies. Better get six cans right away. For a few cents a can! Hunt's Tomato Sauce is the low-cost way to buy tomatoes for cooking!"
December 13, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunts 31

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tomato Sauce. There is a picture of a table filled with good things to eat and in the center is a platter filled with Fancy-Pants Hamburgers. The headline claims that you "Stuff 'em with cheese - cook 'em with Hunt's Tomato Sauce". The ad contains directions for how to cook this item for which the text makes the claim that "Men love them, youngsters too". There is also a slogan of "Hunt - for the best".
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
2
$8.00
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Hunts 9

Full color 10" x 14" ad that tells us that "They'll sing for this supper and you make it for A Song with Lima Beans and Hunt's Tomato Sauce". The product is referred to as "The kettle-simmered cooking sauce" and the ad includes a recipe for "Lima Bean Casserole - Hunt Style".
June 5, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.oo
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Hunt's 17

Full color 5 1/4" x 11" ad for their cans of Tomato Sauce. This ad shows another way to use their product to make something new and delicious for your family. The headline introduces Fancy-pants Hamburgers! and says you "Stuff 'em with cheese, cook 'em with Hunt's Tomato Sauce". Below this is a picture of the finished product sitting on a table with other items to make a balanced meal for your friends and family. The ad contains the recipe and instructions for how to easily prepare this tasty dish.
April 1951
Good Housekeeping
1
$8.00
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Hunts 11

Full color 10" x 13" ad that urges you to combine their Tomato Sauce with some Minute Rice. The headline calls it a "Revolutionary new recipe - Takes only 18 minutes! Spanish Rice Pronto" and claims to only use one pan with a cost of 9 cents per serving. The ad shows a plate filled to the edge with the result of the recipe that is plastered in the middle of the page. At the end of the recipe it suggests that you try adding your own favorites to create something that your family will ask for.
October 1952
McCall's
1
$8.00
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Hunts 8 /
Minute Rice

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their canned Peaches and different ways you can work them into your meals. The headline calls them "Hunt's Heavenly Peaches at down-to-earth prices!" and says that they will be an "Eye-opener for Breakfast" and a "Mouth-Waterer for Dinner". For breakfast they suggest a bowl of chilled peaches and the picture shows milk being poured over them. For dinner they offer a Peach Pie, pictured is one sitting on the table with a generous slice already taken out of it. The ad includes a recipe for Heavenly Peach Pie and urges you to buy "Hunt - for the best."
October 13, 1952
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunts 15

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for Hunt's Tomato Catsup that is referred to as "Deliciously yours!". The picture shows a bottle of this pouring some catsup onto a plate of french fries, scrambled eggs and sausage and the aim seems to be mostly on the scrambled eggs. The ad also says "P.S. Hunt's - for the best. See your grocer's ads and look in his store for the low price!".
October 20, 1952
Life magazine
0
$8.00
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Hunt's 34

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Full color 10" x 14" ad that urges you to "Invite your best friends for this Lamb Stew". The picture is of a lucious dinner where the table is spread with this lamb stew that they are talking about. The ad has the "Easy Recipe" and it may be Lamb Stew (I don't remember ever having this) but there are two cans of Hunt's Tomato Paste listed as an ingredient. There is a can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce there with arrows pointing towards it and the statement that "Here's the reason it's so pleasin'" on top of this can.
February 16, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunt's 19

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for Hunt's Peaches, or as their referred to in the ad "Hunt's Heavenly Peaches". There are two pictures in this ad, the first one is of a platter of these delicious Peaches with the headline that there is "Nothing Quicker!". The ad says that you would enjoy "Hunt's Heavenly Peaches served chilled. Ah, what a treat for the hungry man! Keep a can of deliciousness in your refrigerator - for dessert in a wink". The second photo shows a dessert treat, several dishes of ice cream and peaches with cookies at the base, For this ad, it calls this "Nothing Slicker!". It is said that "This is Heavenly Ice Cream Topping. A come-on-and-taste-me dessert. And you get your Hunt's Heavenly Peaches at down-to-earth prices. To make this topping, see recipe below this picture". Below the picture it shows the recipe for Heavenly Ice Cream Topping.
March 16, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunt's 27

Full color 8" x 11" ad for another dish you can make with Hunt's Tomato Sauce. This ad has a picture of and a recipe for Western Lima Bake and this is one of the few recipes that I have not considered telling my wife about. The ad headline calls it "A roundup of wonderful flavors!" and gives the recipe plus has a small section that talks about the right kind of beans that are needed to make this dish correctly.
November 1953
Woman's Day
1
$8.00
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Hunt's 2

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tomato Sauce with another idea on how to use it for a tasty meal for your family. The headline introduces "Fancy-pants Hamburgers! Stuff 'em with cheese. Cook 'em with Hunt's Tomato Dauce". The picture in the ad shows a table filled with items to eat with this dish in the center of it all. The ad contains a recipe for this treat and mentions their slogan, "Hunt - for the best".
February 22, 1954
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hunt's 16

Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad for their Tomato Sauce and some more things you can make with it. The headline introduces "3 Quick Stunts with Hunts Tomato Sauce" and has three pictures of them with instructions for doing it right. The first is called a Meatloaf Sandwich Men Love and contains a favorite of men, adding the fat back to the product. The second is Tingly-tangly French Dressing which has a variety of uses and the third is Hash 'n' Hunts.
June 1956
Good Housekeeping
1
$7.50
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Hunts 5

Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Tomato Catsup. There is an overhead picture of the contents of a bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup being poured onto a plate containing a Steak Sandwich and a portion of French Fries. The headline assures you that "It's Hunt's...It's got Sweet-spice flavor...It's just what a Steak Sandwich needs!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 12, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 6

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that is for Hunt's Tomato Catsup. This ad has a full bottle of Hunt's at the front of the ad and it is pouring it's contents onto one of the two containers that is holding a batch of Baked Beans, already cooked. The ad headline asks the question, "What makes beans flip their lids? Hunt's of course!" before finishing up with the words "...because Hunt's is rich and thick and spiced with imagination!".
March 14, 1960
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 32

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tomato Paste with a recipe for Italian Pot Roast (with noodles). There is a large picture of a smiling lady of Italian descent putting the finishing touches on her Pot Roast and the caption says "Oh, Momma Mia!...wait till you taste Italian Pot Roast...home made with Hunt's Tomato Paste". The text urges you to "Make a pot roast the way the Italians do" and follows this with a grocery list of ingredients and the instructions for cooking.
September 1963
McCall's
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 12

Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Tomato Sauce. The picture shows an open can of tis product levitating and pouring its contents into a pan of chile. This is refered to as "the modern way to cook with tomato" and the ad gives a recipe for Quick Homemade Chile. It does not give you any clues on how to get that can of Tomato Saucce float though.
September 1963
McCall's
1
$7.50
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Hunts 13

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 3/4" ad that has a word or two to say about Hunt's Tomatoes. The picture in the ad is of a tomato field full of tomato plants with varying kinds of tomatoes, some ripened enough to be picked and some still green, waiting for a few more days of sunshine. In the front of the picture is a wooden crate marked Hunt and it is filled with perfectly ripened tomatoes and three bottles of Hunt's Tomato Catsup. The ad text starts off by saying that "We hope you're not so city-fied you've never eaten a tomato fresh from the garden?". It then says "Do you remember how that tomato tasted? Fresh off the vine. Big with ripeness. Dribbling juicy. Sweet from the sun. That's the kind Hunt's uses. Big and fresh, bubbled in 7 spices. That's why Hunt's tastes so big-tomato good on good food. Don't bite the bottle. Just pour on the Hunt's. Get Hunt's...the catsup with the big tomato taste".
February 21, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunts 29

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for Hunt's Tomato Catsup. This ad has three tomatoes of different size; the smaller one on the left, a larger one in the center and the biggest one on the right. Standing behind the one on the right is the full bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup. In front of each of these tomatoes is a three-word statement. In front of the one on the left it says "For good catsup". In front of the one in the center it says "For better catsup" and, the one on the right, of course, it says "For Hunt's catsuup". The text then says that "Hunt's uses the big tomato! About two pounds of fine, fat ones in every 14-ounce bottle. The big tomatoes are ripened on the vine for 40 days and 40 nights and simmered with seven spices. Not six, not four, not two. Seven spices. That's Hunt's...the catsup with the big tomato taste".
February 21, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunts 30

Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the kind of Tomatoes that go into Hunt's Tomato Catsup. There is a picture of three different size and quality tomatoes with the smallest on the left and the largest on the right. In front of the smallest tomato are the words "For good catsup", the words "For better catsup" in front of the bigger tomato and in front of the biggest tomato are the words "For Hunt's catsup" while a full bottle stands behind to accentuate the point. The text claims there are "About two pounds of fine, fat ones in every 14-ounce bottle" and they are ripened for 40 days (and 40 nights) before being simmered with seven spices.
March 27, 1964
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May 8, 1964
Life magazine
3
$7.50
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Hunts 4

Full color10" x 13 1/2" ad that really presents us with a problem concerning the why of Hunt's Tomato Catsup. The picture in the ad shows an empty, clean bottle with labels on it lying on it's side. There is one tomato inside of it, a large one that seems to be as big as the bottle is wide. There is another very small one and one that is nearly as big as the one inside sitting outside, waiting for their turn to "pop in". The ad starts out with the question "Don't ask us how we got the tomato in. Ask us why". It then says "We put it in so the whole world will know we use BIG tomatoes in Hunt's catsup. Big plump tomatoes make catsup taste better. Tomatoes simmered with seven select spices. Not six or four or two. SEVEN". I guess they told us.
April 3, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 20

Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Tomato Catsup. There is a picture of a glass bottle with a label for Hunt's Tomato Catsup on it and a kettle filled with ripe tomatoes behind it. One tomato is sitting in a ladle held over the bottle and two of the tomatoes have already been, shades of a ship in a bottle, placed into the bottle whole. The headline informs us that "This is not Hunt's Catsup...yet" and the text talks about the standards that the Hunt's company uses to pick tomatoes that are good enough to go into their products. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 22, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 1

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for what makes their Catsup so darn good. There is a large picture with a group of tasty-looking tomatoes whole and sliced with an unopened bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup appearing somewhat near the back of the line. The headline tells us "There's a time in the life of a tomato that says now" and clarifies by saying "Not tomorrow. Not yesterday". It explains that this one particular day is the day that a tomato will be chosen to go into a bottle of Hunt's along with seven, exactly seven, spices. It urges you to try Hunt's, "the catsup with the big tomato taste".
June 5, 1964 &
October 2, 1964
Life magazine
2
$7.50
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Hunt's 10

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that has several examples on how they make Hunt's Catsup. There is a white area there that, to the left, has a small, good-looking tomato with the words "For good catsup" under it. Next, in the center, there is a larger tomato with the words "For better catsup" under it. At the right there is a large, full tomato with the words "For Hunt's catsup under it and a bottle of Hunt's catsup standing proudly behind it. The ad tells us that "Hunt's uses the big tomato! About two pounds of fine, fat ones in every 14-ounce bottle. The big tomatoes are ripened on the vine for 40 days and 40 nights and simmered with seven spices. Not six, not four, not two. Seven spices. That's Hunt's...the catsup with the big tomato taste".
July 10, 1964
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Hunt's 32

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Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for the flavor of Hunt's Tomato Catsup. This ad has a picture that shows a different type bottle of this condiment, it shows a bottle shaped like a tomato yet it has the top from a regular bottle on the top of it, and it has a normal label affixed to the side of it. And the headline on the ad is "We like the big, fat, loveable ones". It then says that "Our tomatoes are ripened on the vine for 40 sunny days - until they're red enough, plump enough, and just-ripe enough to bring you catsup in all its tomato glory. Then they are simmered with seven spices. Not 6, not 4, not 2. Seven. Whatever catsup you're using now, remember all catsup is not the same. Hunt's is the catsup with the big tomato taste".
July 10, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 33

Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad with a picture of a bunch of ripened tomatoes and an unopened bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup together being washed down by a shower of water and the headline asks "Who ever heard of tomatoes getting a shower?" Well, we have our answer in the text of the ad. It says that "Hunt's tomatoes do. In cool clear water. And we simmer them slowly in big kettles. Simmer them with seven savory spices. About two pounds of these big beauties go into every bottle. Next time pick up a bottle of Hunt's...the catsup with the big tomato taste".
July 24, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 23

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad with a picture, on the right side of a bunch of ripened tomatoes surrounding an unopened bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup and, on the left, is an unusual looking red tomato, all by itself. The headline asks the question "What's this little pear-shaped tomato doing here with all these big round ones?" Well, the text gells us that "He adds body to the taste of catsup. He makes sure your catsup doesn't ever turn out to be the thin, watery, runny kind. When you get Hunt's, you get catsup that pours out easy, yet is thick enough to feel like catsup. Catsup with gumption. Hunt's puts little pear-shaped Italian tomatoes in with the big round kind. Then Hunt's adds seven spices. Not 6. Not 5. Not 4. Not 3. Not 2. But seven spices to stir up the flavor. It's Hunt's...for catsup with the Big Tomato Taste".
July 24, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 24

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad with a picture of a corsage of tomato branches with four or five nice, juicy tomatoes on them and tied at the base of the stem with a red, white and blue bow. Perched in the middle of this is an unopened bottle ofHunt's Tomato Catsup. What is this, you ask. The headline tells us that you "Say it with Hunt's". The ad text tells us that "Hunt's doesn't ripen tomatoes. We pick them ripe. Big, bursting ripe. Ready for the pot. We bubble them in our own blend of 7 spices. So almost before they lose their dew...you've got Hunt's. Ready to turn hamburgers, french fries and hot dogs into spectaculars. How about tonight? Get Hunt's...the catsup with the big tomato taste".
September 4, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 26

Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Tomato Catsup. There is a picture that shows the top of a container of water where, floating there, are a half dozen tomatoes and an empty bottle of their Tomato Catsup. The text claims that the tomatoes are actually floated into the cooking kettles where seven savory spices are added to bring out the best taste possible. You are urged to try it and see for yourself.
September 18, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunts 14

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad with a very unusual photo in this ad. There is a bottle labeled Hunt's Tomato Catsup that has no catsup in it, but it has several branches of a tomato plant sticking in it and there is one big juicy red tomato still on the branch. The ad text tells us that "Of course, Hunt's tomato plants don't grow in bottles. They grow in special rich soil out in the sunshine. And the big tomatoes ripen for 40 days and 40 nights. And they simmer in Hunt's own blend of seven spices. THEN they go into the bottle. And you get Hunt's...the catsup with the big tomato taste".
October 2, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 25

Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their varieties of Catsup. Against a red background covered with hamburgers, hot dogs and fries are bottles of their two new flavors of their Catsup. The headline says "Catsup in flavors" and shows a bottle of New Hickory Flavor and a bottle of New Pizza Flavor". The text does all it can to make the use of these flavors seem sensible and claim that they are both great on anything that you normally use catsup on.
April 9 &
June 11, 1965
Life magazine
6
$7.50
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Hunt's 3

Full color 10" x 14" ad for the delightfullness of Hunt's Catsup. This is a short ad but it definitely speaks out for their Catsup. The words at the top of the ad, the only words in the ad, say "If you're a rosy, plump tomato, Hunt's Catsup has an opening for you." Just below these words is a larger than life empty bottle of Hunt's Catsup. It is sitting there with the bottle turned so that the words Hunt's and Catsup are facing the reader.
October 6, 1967
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 18

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that gives us a choice of how we want our tomato taste. The ad offers us, a big stack of sliced tomatoes on the left, with the caption saying "Here's big tomato taste the hard way..." and, on the right, we have a bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup, and the caption "...and the easy way". The ad text tells us that "You'd have to slice up as many as two pounds of plump, Calilfornia tomatoes to get the same amount of big tomato taste a single bottle of Hunt's Catsup has. Even then, you couldn't match us for flavor. We simmer then slowly with seven spices to make a catsup so rich amd thick, no one's ever been able to duplicate it. So why bother? Take the easy way. Just pick up a bottle of Hunt's". Case closed.
May 24, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 22

Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that has an interesting picture. On the left side we see a crate full of ripened tomatoes, while under this it says "We Hunt for the best" and on the right side there is a bottle of Hunt's Tomato Catsup with the words "you should too" under it. The ad says that "We look at acres of plump tomatoes, then pick the ones that are firm and vine-ripened. We simmer down as many as two pounds of these beauties to make a single bottle of thick, rich-tasting catsup. It may take us a little longer to hunt for the best, but that's what makes Hunt's Catsup Hunt's".
June 14, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Hunt's 21









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