We went out for a sandwich for lunch on Wednesday here in Walnut Creek. The sandwich shop has a number of colorful vintage signs, some for Pepsi-Cola, and some for bread and bakery items. Check out the dagwood (multi-layered) sandwich with olives from the Boge’s bread sign.
Dagwood sandwiches are named after Dagwood Bumstead, a central character in the comic strip Blondie (first drawn in 1936).
In the Sunday paper in South Africa, the comic strip was called ‘Pantoffelregering’ .. loosely translated as ‘slipper government’ to indicate that Dagwood was ruled by the person wearing the slippers in the house (Blondie). Blondie at the time, was cast in the comic strip as the traditional housewife and homemaker, wearing slippers for the better part of the day.