August 1, 2008

Exhibition of "first" Korean products

Now for a lighter side ....

Those who grew up in Korea before the 70s will remember this device: a portable icebox used by vendors, mostly young boys, to sell ice cream bars (popsicles is a better description) on the streets. Without refrigerators at home or ice cream stores back then, these ice cream bars provided welcome snack and respite from summer heat.

The National Folk Museum of Korea is currently holding an exhibition of ‘first’ Korean products, like this, supposedly the first Korean-made container for selling ice-cream cake.

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