Heinz Ketchup Bottles and Marketing Displays, circa 1930

Summary

Henry J. Heinz introduced tomato ketchup as one of his first bottled condiments in the 1870s. To ensure success among competing ketchup manufacturers, Heinz relied on distinctive packaging and a consistent, high-quality product. By the early 1900s, Heinz ketchup--with its hallmark octagon glass bottle and keystone label--was well-established as the "largest selling ketchup in the world."

Henry J. Heinz introduced tomato ketchup as one of his first bottled condiments in the 1870s. To ensure success among competing ketchup manufacturers, Heinz relied on distinctive packaging and a consistent, high-quality product. By the early 1900s, Heinz ketchup--with its hallmark octagon glass bottle and keystone label--was well-established as the "largest selling ketchup in the world."

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1930

Creators

L. F. Beaudry (Firm) 

H.J. Heinz Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 

Creator Notes

Photographed by L. F. Beaudry for H. J. Heinz Company.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.41.682

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of H.J. Heinz Co.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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