Pencil/ Food

Object Number: 
2002.1.963
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Wood, graphite, metal
Dimensions: 
11 x 3/4 in. diameter
Description: 
This giant red white and blue pencil advertises baking soda. It reads on alternating faces " 'Arm & Hammer' For Ever/ 'Great Soda'/ America For Ever/ Freedom For Ever". Possibly from the World War II era. On the back end of the pencil is a metal stamp with the Arm & Hammer symbol and "Church & Co. Soda" embossed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group