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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wordless Wednesday -- Advertising for Prince Spaghetti


Prince Spaghetti began 100 years ago in Boston, MA, this week, and later moved to Lowell, MA. I was lucky to have a great job working directly under the Plant Manager, and was able to have all the spaghetti I wanted.
 The small book, Prince Treasury of Italian Recipes has 305 pages.
The above items were used for advertising the Prince Spaghetti Company and Restaurant in Lowell, Massachusetts. The large paper place mats were still given away at the time the plant closed in 1997, 10 years after Borden, Inc. bought them out (my check came from Borden, employees always called it Prince). The bottom two items are much older things from Prince's past. I have a few other items, taken at the time the company closed, which I'll have to dig out and post some day.

Originally posted January 12, 2012.

7 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

Wow - that's a blast from the past!

Carol said...

I remember the brand too.

Heather Rojo said...

I remember that for a while there was a restaurant at the Prince factory in Lowell. It was one of the first places we went to eat when we moved to Londonderry (there was only one restaurant in town back then so we had to go to the "Big City"!)

Barbara Poole said...

Glad you all remembered. Heather, the restaurant was Prince Grotto. It was closed when Borden bought it, but we did use it for training sessions after the company closed. Unfortunately, Borden didn't want to be in the restaurant business.

Cheri said...

AAAAaaaannnnn- toe - Kneeeeeee!

Brought back many memories!

Wednesday was Prince Spaghettti Day.

Barbara Poole said...

Cheri, nice it brought back memories, and hopefully a smile.

John D. Tew said...

Having grown up in New England I remember the Prince ads well. I once remarked to my young sons (who grew up in northern Virginia) when I was making spaghetti one Wednesday night, "Well after all . . . Wednesday is Prince spaghetti night!" They looked at me like a was nuts until I explained. Thanks for the memory.