H.J. Heinz Company Board of Directors Meeting in President's Office, May 26, 1909

Summary

Henry J. Heinz founded his first processed food business in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania in 1869. Heinz soon moved the booming operation to downtown Pittsburgh. In 1905, now headquartered in a large factory complex on the city's North Side, the H.J. Heinz Company officially incorporated with its founder as president -- a position Heinz would hold until his death in 1919.

Henry J. Heinz founded his first processed food business in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania in 1869. Heinz soon moved the booming operation to downtown Pittsburgh. In 1905, now headquartered in a large factory complex on the city's North Side, the H.J. Heinz Company officially incorporated with its founder as president -- a position Heinz would hold until his death in 1919.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

26 May 1909

Subject Date

26 May 1909

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.41.823

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Length: 10 in

Width: 12 in

Inscriptions

on front: Meeting of Board of Directors of H.J. Heinz Co. in President's Office, May 26, 1909. This was the 1st meeting of the Board attended by all its members.

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