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what date was the full page ad published? Based on the header info re national brands week, would look like 1941 based on sunday-saturday week dates. but narrative says earliest example you noted (for comics) was 1942.
NOTED interestingly, no pork, chicken, or fish listed. fall vegetable selection fits with October. Thanks!

Hi Paul! Thanks for the interest!

The full ad displayed at the top was pulled from the October 4. 1945 issue. 

Without doubt, beef, veal and lamb were the most frequently advertised meats. There were occasional offerings of "fryers" and possibly some "pork sausage" but those were few and far between (and I don't believe I ever saw fish advertised outside of canned tuna).

Once in a while, rather than any specials, they had a disclaimer stating that, though they'd certainly have meat available, they couldn't make any promises about what would be available, nor how much they would have in stock.

Funny read!

Glad you enjoyed it!

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