The Art of Cakes and Pies: Famous Illustrators

Famous illustrators rendered mouth-watering art of cake and pies in glorious color. In the early part of the last century, almost all food advertising had to use art work, not photography. Color photography produced dark images that were not suitable for the printed page. Hams, canned vegetables and fruits and especially baked goods were illustrated in full-page ads, usually with recipes and serving suggestions. Here's a little gallery of cake and pie art that caught our attention.

 

Merritt Cutler, 1920s

Artist Unknown, 1919

Merritt Cutler, 1929

Artist Unknown, 1919

Edwin Georgi, 1926

Advertisement from 1927 showing a mince meat pie on a plate. Heinz Jars of Mince meat are layout on the left. Text on bottom. Full page ad.

Rene Clarke, 1927

Aritst Unknown, 1930

Guy "Giro" Rowe, 1931

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