Sunday, July 1, 2018
Clabber Girl Baking Powder and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Clabber Girl is a baking powder manufactured by Hulman & Company. The name clabber comes from a word meaning sour milk In the early 1800s, people mixed clabber with pearl ash, soda, cream of tartar and some other ingredients to produce baking soda.
The first baking powder produced by the Hulman Company was called "Milk Brand," but in 1899, it was changed to "Clabber Brand." In 1923, the company changed the name to "Clabber Girl."
According to the company, the girl shown of the front of the cans dates back to to its 1899 debut. No one knows if the artist who created the image used a model or made it up.
The Hulman Company also owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar, the sanctioning body for American open-wheel racing.