On almost every page of this little pamphlet there is a tiny ad for Canada Dry’s Spur Cola (click on photos to enlarge). I have always associated that brand name with Ginger Ale, but my research shows Canada Dry produces more flavors than I ever realized! And we all know who their direct competition was for cola products, so it stands to reason they advertised a lot back then.
In the early 1920’s Hunt’s was a dominant department store in Tulsa. In 1924 John A. Brown and John Dunkin of Oklahoma City bought the store and renamed it Brown-Dunkin. This is my great-grandmother selling Singer sewing machines at Brown-Dunkin in the late 1920’s.
My mother did a lot of modeling for Brown-Dunkin from her high school years through college. Most of these photos were in local publications featuring the fashion preview for the next season. She got to be the cover girl for Magazine Tulsa in 1946, just after she graduated from Will Rogers High School.