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Retro Soup Cans Flew Off Pittsburgh Shelves- In Minnesota They’re Marked Clearance!

I received the nicest email from Stef in Minnesota.  I follow her Smile, Kiddo and Three Daily Delight blogs and if you need inspiration for making a list of things to accomplish in the new year be sure to click on the Smile Kiddo Link.  

Here is the note and photo I received from Stef today-

While getting groceries this morning, I saw a big display of Andy Warhol tomato soup cans on clearance – and I thought I remembered you blogging about them this past summer, saying that they were scarce in your area.  So I thought you might find it interesting that we had a surplus of them here.

retro soup cans

 

 


Francine’s High School For Sale

Schenley High School

 

on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was Andy Warhol’s high school
(And fellow blogger Francine’s high school, too! Here is her bloglink)

It’s been closed a few years now.

Well, the yellow sign says RELOCATED but that was temporary.

It’s gone now.

When I drive by this building it feels sad.  When I drove by today it was raining and I saw the For Sale sign out front.  If you want to see a magnificent aerial view of the building and where to send your bid to buy it, click here

I went to high school in Morristown, NJ so it isn’t my Alma Mater, but the empty building evokes a sense of loss.

There’s whole list of notable alumni but here’s a link to a photo of Andy Warhol’s homeroom class 1944-1945


50 Years of Soup Cans Flying Off the Shelves

So what’s all the fuss about soup?  It’s the cans, man. Fiftieth Anniversary Limited-Edition soup cans.

The article I read said the special soup cans would be available at Target (and only Target, what’s up with that?) on Saturday, September 2nd.

Andy Warhol?  Pittsburgh?  Tomato soup cans with colorful labels and a pic of Andy himself?

I thought they’d be a nice addition to the classroom, a conversation piece, honoring our native son- Andy Warhol. Laura said they could be planters or pencil holders.  I had the poster of the giant tomato soup can in my art room for years. I had in mind to get some although I didn’t rush right out the first day they were available.

This is the shelf display on Sunday morning September 3rd.  Another shopper was  stocking up and putting cans in his cart.  I know now that he must have been frustrated when he went to make his purchase.

There was a sign that there would be a limit on the numbers of cans you could buy but did not specify the particulars or numbers.

Maybe that’s changed by now but when I got to the checkout, the cashier told me that I could buy two of each color.  Hmmm.  She took two away and put them under the counter and I was  left with 5 cans to buy.  I asked Steve if he went to Target to look for them and buy a few more as I thought they would be great gifts.

A great souvenir. (and 75 cents!!)  Steve went and bought six cans.  One of the colors was already gone.  There were a lot of cans that were dented and the label was ripped so he left them on the shelf. I wish they weren’t a pop top on the can as they are more likely to be opened by a student who wants to have some fun.

Not long ago, I read an article about the amount of sugar and sodium in a can of tomato soup and that no one should really be eating it but it tastes like childhood to me.  Especially when paired with a toasted cheese sandwich in the winter.  My mother made the whole wheat sandwiches open-face in the broiler-  no grilled cheese for me as a kid, just toasted.  I also like to put extra sharp cheddar cheese in the bottom of the bowl so when you pour the hot soup on top it melts……

But I digress…..

The 11 AM shot of the shelf display- iPhone shots today.  Just one so no chance to get it sharper as you’ll see in the later photo.  I am wondering how they are selling in other parts of the country.

To read more about Campbell’s Soup Cans and Andy Warhol‘s art depicting them, click

And the cans on the shelf at home

I returned to the Target store to pick up photos I took from last week’s 9th grade orientation and thought I would check up on canned soup sales.  Here is what I found when I went to look.

The shelf at 5:00 PM Sunday the third of September


Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

This week’s challenge of free spirit was exactly that-  a challenge!

Here’s a gallery of free spirit (to me) as I perused the archives, thinking about the definition.

My interpretations have a wide range of the meaning- including a feral cat, The Angel of the Waters Fountain in Central Park, Andy Warhol, a motorcycle guy choosing to go helmet less-  free spirit not limited to  flower children dancing at Woodstock or Haight Ashbury.   I should have gotten a few of my friends to pose and I don’t have consent to post some shots I already have but I when I think free spirit, they come to mind. Next week is the Art Fair in the Park in Mellon Park Pittsburgh so I’m thinking an opportunity for new images of free spirit.

I found this quote on another blog but when entered this text  it says author unknown-

 “Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves vs. being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.”

 

 

 

 

 

One of the feral cats we were able to capture, get fixed and inoculated.  There are two and we feed them on the back porch.  Our neighbor Ann had cats, cats, cats and then moved to a home and then passed away and we inherited the two that called this neighborhood, home.

 

 

Concert goers enter the Altar Bar, a repurposed church in the Strip District of Pittsburgh.

 

 

Italian Festival in Bloomfield.

 

 

Shohei Toyoda performing in Worthington OH

 

 

Angel of the Waters Fountain, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park New York City.  It was featured in the movie Angels in America.  In fact, it’s been featured in many movies.

 

 

 

 

 

You might remember this shot from the Andy Warhol Museum as I was leaving at night, the party was just starting.

Photographer friend Joycie in Grand Central Station. 

 

 

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