Question about old picture

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Question about old picture

Post by trclark » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:51 am

Found this picture from the early 1920’s of my uncle sitting on the porch of my grandfather’s store. Can anyone tell me if this is a Cracker Jack box he is eating from?
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Re: Question about old picture

Post by Luke » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:41 am

That's a wonderful photo, thank you for sharing it.

I'm not an expert on the boxes, but that looks like a box of Checkers. Very similar to Cracker Jack, and some argue that it had better prizes. I believe Cracker Jack bought out Checkers in the 1920's & continued to sell it for years, so in a sense it could be a Cracker Jack product. Hopefully someone with more knowledge on the subject will weight in with more/correct info for you.

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Re: Question about old picture

Post by Cyndy Boesch » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:20 pm

It's not a Cracker Jack box. My guess is Checkers, too.

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Re: Question about old picture

Post by dianep2 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:41 am

Regardless of what was in the box it certainly is a darling photo. What a precious piece of your family history. :)

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