Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Cornflower

The Lonesome Cornflower Blue

The Lonesome Cornflower Blue

Cornflower has been in the Crayola Collection since 1958. In the “Colors of Binney & Smith” set, a special collection in 2003, it was known as Century Cornflower.

In the “State Crayon Collection,” it was the color for Minnesota, known as the Lakes of Blue.

Did you know that in 1959 the first Crayola TV ads appeared on the Children’s TV show Ding Dong School? Ding Dong School was known as “the nursery school of the air” and was a half-hour children’s show which began in Chicago, IL. The hostess was Miss Francis. Who remembers Miss Francis? Raise your hands! Ding Dong School was the precursor to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

Frances Horwich 1955

Frances Horwich 1955

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