The Australian Women’s Weekly on Trove has always been a favourite resource of mine for accessing wonderful, full colour images of historical advertisements. While I once ‘print screened’ different sections of the images and then painstakingly pasted them back together on Paint, a recent discovery of the magazine being a ‘Trove Spotlight’ has resulted in a far less cumbersome way to access these images.
Each magazine is uploaded from 1933 until 1982 and the spotlight website (http://trove.nla.gov.au/aww) allows you to either enter your own search terms, search by clicking on a topic or browse each cover individually (a fascinating glimpse at how they change over the years!).
As Finding Family’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FindingFamily/?ref=hl) counts down to Christmas using historical ads, this discovery has been very timely indeed.
And so, to get back to the title of this post, I thought I’d share a gorgeous full page ad and recipe from 1939 for chocolate crackles; a favourite party food which is still made by Aussie families today.
Source: 1939 ‘[No heading].’, The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), 17 June, p. 26, viewed 8 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page5795778