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Swanson - Loin of Pork - TV Dinner box - Early 1960's by JasonLiebig, via Flickr

Picked up a large assortment of vintage packaging recently, and chief among the stuff was a neat stash of TV dinner boxes. The boxes were all in pretty good shape, but all of them had their end panel flaps cut off. This is one of the original style of Swanson TV Dinner boxes, the design used when they launched in the 1950's. I've wanted one of these for some time, and this is the first one I've been able to find and acquire.

TV dinners are still around, but there's probably a special place in your heart for the ones you ate when you were younger.

TV dinners are still around, but there's probably a special place in your heart for the ones you ate when you were younger.

Originator: Hector Boiardi. Date of origin: 1929. Slogan: "A Delicious Hot Meal With Meat" Notes: Signore Boiardi, only 9 when he began as a kitchen apprentice in Italy, worked his way up to be a chef at many famous restaurants in Rome, Paris, and New York. Later, at his own in Cleveland, Ohio, his special recipe for spaghetti and sauce was immediately successful, and he began to sell it for home consumption. His picture still appears on the label of every can.

Andy Beach had quite a few strange, obscure books from his personal collection for sale at the Apartamento pop-up store in Milan last April. But America's Favorites kept us captivated for hours: A 1980 anthology of junk food that treated each item like some kind of museum specimen, listing its package dimensions, date of origin, ingredients, and backstory — from macaroni and cheese to Cheez Doodles. The best part was that there seemed to be not a trace of irony behind the presentation, a…

Swanson - Beans and Franks - TV Dinner box front panel - L… | Flickr

Just a front panel, and not one of the classic wood grain boxes, I include this as I'm quite certain this was the TV dinner I had at least a couple of times as a kid. I remember the beans and franks, and the chocolate cake, and recall skipping the apple slices.

MeTV Network | These 8 vintage frozen TV dinners look strange and unhealthy and we want to eat them all

Peel back the foil and dig into these beans, franks, crisps, peas, chopped meats and Twinkies. Did you ever eat a Libbyland meal?

TV Dinners -we felt deprived because my Mom wouldn't buy these in the 60's. When we finally wore her down with our pleading, we discovered that they, in no way, compared with Mom's wonderful home cooking...

The TV or frozen dinner, that icon of mid-century American life, offered Renee Schettler and David Leite two different experiences as kids.

Various kitchen items we used to see stocked in our homes may soon disappear completely. Which ones are you still using?

Various kitchen items we used to see stocked in our homes may soon disappear completely. Which ones are you still using?

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When you don’t have time to cook like this … remember, Morton always does. Description from blog.modernmechanix.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Vigoro Plant Food, 1932 Morton 3-Course TV Dinner, 1969 Hennessey Cognac, 1934 Mavis by Vivadou, 1920 Old Gold Cigarettes, 1946 . PART TWO

Swanson TV Dinner original vintage advertisement. Fried chicken dinner includes one drumstick or thigh, portion of breast and wing with mashed potatoes and mixed vegatables. No work before, no dishes after!

David Leite looks at 100 years of American food history by decade and discovered how we've undergone a massive shift in how we eat and think about food.