A National Monument to Ice Cream (Apr, 1936)

A National Monument

THE annual consumption of ice cream, America’s favorite dish, is now 180,000,000 gallons, says the Department of Agriculture. We have pictured this amount at the right; the can that would hold it would tower above Liberty’s head. It would be indeed a national monument to prosperity, of which ice cream consumption is an index.

4 comments
  1. Chris Radcliff says: November 29, 201012:17 pm

    Ouch. Protip: don’t undermine the carefully-established scale of your infographic by introducing an out-of-scale human as decoration.

  2. Toronto says: November 29, 20102:01 pm

    “Total U.S. production of ice cream and related frozen desserts in 2006 amounted to about 1.55 billion gallons, an increase of 0.7% over 2005. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA”

    That’s about 9 time more ice cream, so the mega bucket would be a hair over twice as tall and twice as wide.

  3. DouglasUrantia says: November 29, 20106:17 pm

    I like coffee ice cream…..what’s your favorite?

  4. Toronto says: November 29, 20109:30 pm

    Do I have to pick one? French vanilla (“Victory Ice” to you Americans, I suppose.) Then you can flavour it any way you want to.

    But fresh made Strawberry, or Pistachio, or a decadent Butter Brickle, or a nice Maple Walnut, or a sublime Lemon – there are too many to choose from.

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