A small part of the research I'm doing for my art history thesis involves post-WW2 images of women in advertisements. Through this one website, called The Cultural Archive (scroll to the bottom of the page to see listings), I've found a bevvy of great food ads from the 1950's. It's safe to say a lot of these food images were created long before "food styling" was incorporated in contemporary adverts, as it is particularly striking how gross some of this stuff looks.
Anyways, I thought I'd start a series, called Yuck or Yum? Here are some examples for your consideration:
Also...wtf is a Coronation Cake?? (click on each pic to blow up)