I’m a fan of M. Etta Moses, Griswold’s “Aunt Ellen.” In addition to being the face of Griswold as “Aunt Ellen,” Etta Moses is credited with being the force behind Griswold’s entry into the aluminum cookware market. When Etta Moses died in 1948, newspaper articles hailed her as a “pioneer” and “the first woman to ever…
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Larry and Marg O’Neil and their Magnificent Cast Iron Collection
Larry and Marg O’Neil have what some believe to be the largest collection of vintage and antique cast iron cookware in the United States.
Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?
Jody M. of Whittier, North Carolina wrote to me and asked: Can you tell me how rare a Griswold 2011 Cast Aluminum Skillet Slant Erie with wooden handle is? I responded to Jody and asked her to please send me photos of the pan. Here are the two she sent (lightened and converted to black…
An Example of Resourcefulness during the Great Depression
A Twitter follower of mine – @therealjoedick – shared an amazing story with me about his grandparents. Here is what he said: Here’s a bit of history for your readers. In the Depression my grandparents made ends meet by using the family Wagner Ware as patterns to make and sell aluminum cookware. They built that…