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Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
14.46 Cubic feet (consisting of 30.5 boxes, 1 folder, 11 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial).)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
circa 1795-1970
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Food forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists primarily of advertising cards, bills/receipts, printed advertisements, catalogues, price lists, business cards, circulars, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, import/export documents, fruit crate and other types of labels, publications of various types and pamphlets and books from companies involved in the food industry. These businesses include manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of food and food products, growers, commission merchants, importers and stores selling food either exclusively, as in grocery stores or food emporiums, or together with other products in general stores. The bulk of the material consists of bills and receipts and trade cards. The large collection of fruit crate labels consists of three boxes, primarily from growers of apples and pears in the Pacific Northwest. The images on these labels range from caricatures, primarily of Indians, to lush images of the fruits being sold. There are numerous pictures depicting or related to the names of the growers or the brand name being used, such as Mountain Brand, Pyramid Brand, Eskimo Brand, a wren for F.O. Renn or a strongman for E.C. Sampson. Some of the more common images in addition to the Indians and fruit include cowboys, children, flowers, birds and river and mountain views. Several of the images and/or brand names appear on the labels of more than one company. There are a number of publications included in the materials. There are magazines and journals, both for the trade and for the general public. There are books published about a particular type of food, often by a manufacturer or distributor of that food. There are also histories of some of the companies, usually written by or for the company. Also, in this category, are catalogs of large metropolitan food stores such as S.S. Pierce of Boston, the Joseph R. Peebles' Sons Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Park & Tilford and Francis H. Leggett, both of New York. Materials in boxes one through eighteen are organized alphabetically by name of company. All materials relating to a particular company, with the exception of import/export documents, publications (if that is the only material) and fruit crate labels, are included with the company related materials. Boxes eighteen through twenty-one contain the fruit crate labels. These are arranged alphabetically by company. The first folder of each letter contains labels of companies for which there is only one label. The last folder contains labels with no company name. Box twenty-two contains other food labels which are primarily from cans and jars. They are arranged alphabetically, first by type of product such as corn and corn products, ketchup, pasta and peaches, then alphabetically by company for companies with a large number of labels and lastly a folder containing labels with no company name. The labels in the product folders are arranged within the folder first alphabetically by company followed by labels with no company name. Boxes twenty-three through twenty-seven contain import/export documents. These are also arranged alphabetically by company in the same manner as the fruit crate labels. The import/export documents are primarily from the Port of Philadelphia. The documents cover goods coming into the port on sailing ships and, starting in the 1870's, steam ships and leaving the port on rail and river conveyances. The products were imported from such places as Cuba, Antigua, Trinidad, England, Italy, Germany and Singapore and included cocoanuts, pineapples, dried fruit and nuts, macaroni, cheese, sausages, cooked meats, pickled fish, spices and coffee and tea. Box twenty-eight contains magazines and periodicals. Some of the publications include What to Eat from 1896 and 1899, The Dietetic Gazette from 1889, Culinary Review from 1943 and Wholesale Grocer. This box also contains correspondence and order forms relating to magazines and periodicals. Box twenty-nine contains miscellaneous food publications. These are such things as account books, articles from other publications, publications on diet and infants and children and newsletters. Box thirty contains food related publications that are published by or about specific companies for which there is no other material. Box thirty also contains material relating to food equipment and manufacturing. This is arranged initially by company and then contains folders on canning and preserving and patents. The equipment manufactured includes such things as evaporators, sorters and washers. Box thirty-one consists of publications about specific types of food and general works. The food types include publications about such foods as asparagus, milk and rice. These folders are arranged alphabetically by food type. General works consists of material which is not, or cannot be, related to a specific company or do not fit into one of the major categories set forth above. These are: general images which are not labels, advertising cards, correspondence, food instructions, legislation, miscellaneous price lists, railroad receipts and claims, recipes, shipping and tax stamps.
Food is arranged in nine subseries: Manufacturers and Distributors of Food and Food Products Labels Import/Export Documents Magazines and Periodicals Menus Publications Law & Legislation Food Types General Works and Miscellaneous
Partial List of Company and Proprietor Names, General Materials:
American Fruit Growers Incorporated Ana-Co Apple Growers Association Associated Fruit Company Barnhill Fruit Company Bear Creek Blue Mountain Fruit Exchange Boehmer Incorporated Bolinger Orchards Brewster Distribution Unit Brewster-Bridgeport Growers Incorporated Butler Trading Company Incorporated Buck Fruit Company Casca Growers Cascadian Fruit Shippers Incorporated Cashmere Fruit Exchange Cashmere Fruit Growers Union Chelan Falls Orchards Clark-Baker Company Columbia Basin Orchards Connell Brothers, Company D Dahn, Floyd Fruits Incorporated Davidson Fruit Company Del Rio Orchards Denison, H.S. and Company Denney and Company Dow Fruit Company Duddy-Robinson Incorporated/ Thompson-Duddy-Robinson Company Duthie and Company Earl Fruit Company East Wenatchee Fruit Growers Entiat Fruit Growers League Fairview Ranch Company Foster's, Myron Hesperian Orchards Fruitland Fruit Association Fruit Sales Company Incorporated Gellatly Fruit Company Greig, W.M.-Bonanza Orchard Growers Service Company Hafener Fruit Company Haskell Packing Company Hood River Fruit Company Hood River Produce Exchange Independent Fruit Shippers Jennings Fruit Company Kelly Brothers Company Incorporated Koon Tai and Company Koop, The C.M. Company Lake Chelan Fruit Growers Lake Chelan Fruit Growers Union Lake Entiat Growers, Incorporated Lippmann, J & G Lockwood, C.M. Mad River Orchard Malott Growers Union Manson, A. Fruit Growers Marsh, A.E. Company Methow-Pateros Growers Incorporated Mojonner & Sons Monitor Federated Growers Mutual Sales Agency Nellis, F.E. & Company North Pacific Sales Company Northern Fruit Company Northwest Wholesale Northwestern Fruit Exchange Nuchief Sales, Incorporated Okanogan Growers Union Olive Apple Company Omak Sookum Growers Oneonta Trading Corporation Onnail Fruit Growers Orando Community Packing Pacific Fruit & Produce company Paddock, C.R. & Company Palmer Corporation Paxton Rivers Company Incorporated Perhann Fruit Growers Peshastin Fruit Growers Association Plummer & Edwins Renn, F.O. Fruit Company Richey & Gilbert Company Rivers, Burnand & Rivers Robertson, D.O. Rock Island Unit Ryan Fruit Company Sampson, E.G. Segerstrom, H.N. Sellers, Ben F. /Spinner Fruit Corporation/Sellers & Spinner Sgobel & Day Sisler, J.A. Smith & Holden Spokane Fruit Growers Company Stadelman Fruit Incorporated Standfield Fruit Growers Union Steinhardt & Kelly Incorporated Sterlin-Slater Fruit Growers Stratford Orchards Company Stubbs Fruit & Storage Company Sunnyslope Fruit Exchange Tedford, R.A. & Company Tonasket Federated Growers Trunkey-Wolfe Company, Incorporated Vernon Orchards Wade, J.M. Fruit Company Wagner, E. & Son Washington Fruit & Produce Company Weaver, C.H. & Company Wells & Wade Company Wenatchee Apple Land Company Wenatchee District Co-Op Association Wenatchee Fruit & Storage Company Wenatchee Fruit & Warehouse Company Wenatchee North Central Fruit Distributers Wenatchee Produce Company Wenatchee Valley Fruit Exchange Wenatchee-Beebe Orchard Company Wenatchee-Northern Warehouse and Marketing Company Wenatchee-Okanogan Warehouse Company Wenatchee-Skookum Growers Western Fruit & Produce Company, Incorporated White Brothers & Crum Wright Fruit Company Yakima County Horticultural Union Yakima Fruit Growers Association Yakima Fruit Growers Exchange
Partial List of Company and Proprietor Names, Oversize Materials:
An & Company, Shredded Coconut, Location unknown Armour Packing Company, White Label Soups, Kansas City, MO Atlantic Macaroni Company, Long Island City, NY Bajata, P. and Company, Palermo, Italy Baker-Langdon Orchard Company, Walla Walla, WA Beamsville Preserving Company, Peerless Brand Apples, Beamsville, Ontario Bell, William G. Company, Bell's Spiced Seasoning Beutel, Robert Company, West Bay City, MI Bloomfield Packaging Company, Ltd., Quaker Hand Packed Tomatoes, Standard Lombard Plums, Bloomfield, Ontario Brandts, William Sons and Company, London, England British Canadian Canners Limited, Britannia Brand Choice Standard Apples, Hamilton, Ontario Burnett's Vanilla, Location unknown Burnham & Morrill, Portland, ME California Associated Raisin Company, Sun-Maid Raisins, Fresno, CA California Fruit Growers Exchange, Sunkist Oranges, Chicago, IL Campbell , Joseph Company, Campbell's Soup, Camden, NJ Carle, John and Sons, Imperial Granum "The Great Medicinal Food", New York, NY Cerere Macaroni, Location unknown Clark, William, Commission Merchant, New York, NY Colburn, A. Company, Mustard, Philadelphia, PA Connor, John T. Company, Wholesale Grocers, Boston, MA Cowan and Staley, Anaheim, CA Davis, Frank E.Fish Company, Gloucester, MA Del Monte Brand, Raisins and Dried Fruits, Location unknown Dewey Brand, Fancy Stem-Cut Louisiana Oranges Ferris & Caywood, "The Walter Grape", Poughkeepsie, NY General Foods Corporation, Jell-0, La Roy, NY Genesee Pure Food Company, La Roy, NY Gorton-Pew Fisheries Company, Gloucester, MA Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, New York, NY Griffin and Skelley Company, California Raisin Packers Gurley, R., New Milford, OH Harriman, Charles, Curer and Wholesaler in Dry and Pickled Fish, Gloucester, MA Hazard, E.C. and Company, Shrewsbury Brand White Cherries, Shrewsbury, NJ Heinz, H.J. Company, Spaghetti, Tomato Ketchup, Pittsburgh, PA Hershey Packing Company, Pioneer Brand Quick Frozen Green Peas, Seattle, WA Illinois Canning Company, Joan of Arc Brand French Red Kidney Beans, Hoopeston, IL Importers and Dealers in Fine Groceries Philadelphia, PA Jersey Biscuit Company, Newark, NJ Johnson, C.J. and Company, General Commission Merchants, Location unknown Kensett, Thomas and Company, Oysters, Baltimore, MD King, William, Grocer, Philadelphia, PA Larkin Company, Grocers, Buffalo, NY Lester, Frank, New York, NY Libby, McNeil and Libby, Luncheon Meats, Chicago, IL Little Gem Cream Com, Company and Location unknown McCormick and Company, Bee and Banquet Brand Products, Importers, Exporters, and Packers, Baltimore, MD McQuestin, G.B., Nashua , NH Mellins Food, For Infants and Invalids, Boston, MA Meloripe Fruit Company Boston, MA Minnesota Valley Canning Company Mitchell, Fletcher and Company Montgomery Ward and Company, Chicago, IL Natural Food Company Triscuit, Niagara Falls, NY Niblets Brand Mexicorn and Whole Kernel Com La Sueur, MN Northwestern Fruit Exchange Skookum Apples, Seattle, WA Peebles and White Penguin Brand Quick Frozen French Style Green Beans Seattle, WA People's Tea, Spice, & Baking Powder Company, Cincinnati, OH Pomeroy English Walnut Farm Lockport, NY Price, Joseph J., Dealer in Family Groceries, Wines, Liquors, and Imported Cigars, Albany, NY Procter & Gamble Company Crisco, Cincinnati, OH Rowland, James and Company Fancy Groceries, Teas, and Coffees Location unknown Royal Cocoanut Company, New York, NY Schepp, L. and Company Schepp's Cocoanut, New York, NY Snow, F.H. Canning Company Stickney & Poor's, Premium Spices and Mustards Location unknown Stone, Arthur and Company Wholesale Grocers, New Orleans, LA Thurber, H.K. & F.B. and Company Grocer, New York, NY United Fruit Company Bananas, Boston, MA Washington Dehydrated Food Company Washington Brand Dehydrated Apples Yakima, WA Washington Frosted Foods, Inc. Wells, Miller & Provost Wholesaler Warehouse New York, NY Wendell, Jacob L. Pickling and Preserving Philadelphia, PA Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants Petersburg, VA Worth, William E. and Company Wilmington , NC Young & Lyon, Providence, RI
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. Series 1: Business Ephemera Series 2: Other Collection Divisions Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Food is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Food  Search this
Coffee  Search this
Food -- United States  Search this
Tea  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Baking  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Corn  Search this
Poultry industry  Search this
Bakers and bakeries  Search this
advertising -- Confectionery  Search this
Meat industry  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Seafood  Search this
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Salt  Search this
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Business ephemera
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Food, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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