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Cook Book Illustration from the 1950’s

August 8, 2014

Fishinkblog 7945 Cookbook Pres Bagent 5

Many thanks to Fishink regular reader Joy for the inspiration for this collection of images. After seeing my post about Helen Borten’s picnic cook book, she remembered having this little book around the house when she was growing up. The Gas Cook Book for Young People is a fun little booklet from 1958, with illustrations by Pres Bagent.

Fishinkblog 7941 Cookbook Pres Bagent 1

I can’t find any info on the illustrator but he did collaborate on a number of similar cookery pamphlets, like this one over at and everything else too, thanks to Karswell for scanning in the images.

Fishinkblog 7942 Cookbook Pres Bagent 2

I’m always struck by how effective a three colour image can be and I’m liking their diffused edges too

Fishinkblog 7943 Cookbook Pres Bagent 3

Fishinkblog 7944 Cookbook Pres Bagent 4

Some more fun images I came across over on Carolyn’s Stamp Store here. Thanks again Joy.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2014 3:51 pm

    Thanks Craig… fun to see these images here. I’m so glad good nutrition gives us pep, personality and popularity… God knows I need all three!

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