Valley City Milling Company Lithograph, Grand Rapids, MI. Circa 1900

VALLEY CITY MILLING COMPANY WAS PROUD OF THEIR SUCCESS!

I have always enjoyed this brilliant lithograph from the Valley City Milling Company which was in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This particular early 1900’s lithograph proudly displays their factories with images of their Globe Mills and Valley City Flour Mill plants.  In the center the company brilliantly displays their flour bags, in many colors.  This contrast…

Parrott-Taggart Bakery, Cracker Label, Indianapolis, IN.

PARROTT-TAGGART CRACKERS WERE EATEN BY THE MOON!

I have always enjoyed the logo incorporated here by the Parrott-Taggart Baking Company in Indianapolis, IN.   After all, who couldn’t enjoy seeing a smiling moon looking pretty content eating a cracker?   Similar to the pictured advertising label which was placed on the side of a wooden cracker crate, the company extensively used an image of…

Dozier Weyl Crackers Tradecard, St. Louis, MO. Circa 1890

DOZIER-WEYL’S PARROT WANTED A CRACKER!

Polly wants a cracker! Who hasn’t heard the old saying, “Polly wants a cracker?”. This well-known phrase was certainly part of the Dozier Weyl Cracker Company advertising campaigns. They were based in St. Louis, MO and cleverly used a parrot in their advertising to help them sell their cracker products. The parrot is illustrated in…