- Teresa Vito
- When it Pours
When it Pours
When it Pours by Teresa Vito
16x12" Oil on Board, Still Life
18x14" Framed, Signed lower right
A bit of whimsy and nostalgia hit at once in this fun still life of the infamous salt canister we've all had in our kitchen at one time or another. The painterly drips accentuate the feel of rain instigating the character to pull out her umbrella.
A little History...
"The Morton Salt Umbrella Girl and slogan first appeared on the blue package of table salt in 1914. Throughout the years the girl has changed dresses and hairstyles to stay fashionable. She was updated in 1921, 1933, 1941, 1956, and 1968. In 2014, the Morton Salt Girl was refreshed one more time in celebration of her 100th year as the face of the brand.
Her message and appeal to consumers remains undiminished by fashion’s fickle fads or changes in advertising techniques. Each year she appears in parades, at costume parties and in schoolrooms throughout the country, brought to life by creative youngsters and adults alike. She also is a favorite illustration for student science projects about salt.
Widespread curiosity about the Morton Salt Girl’s origin and history has prompted countless letters over the years. She is so much a part of the daily lives of Americans that many people see a resemblance to a sister, cousin, or niece, and they often write us to ask the name of the real person who was the inspiration for the little umbrella girl (in fact, there never was a real model for the original Morton Salt Girl).
The famous Morton table salt package has also been modernized through the years, although it still incorporates its most prominent features – the pouring spout, the dark blue label and of course, the Morton Salt Girl."