Advertising Layout Photograph Showing Heinz Employees Grinding Peanut Butter, circa 1912

Summary

Before complete mechanization of the manufacturing process, many tasks at the Heinz factory were done by hand. Photographs of this process were often taken and then modified for advertising and publications. Pictured here are employees grinding peanuts to make peanut butter.

Before complete mechanization of the manufacturing process, many tasks at the Heinz factory were done by hand. Photographs of this process were often taken and then modified for advertising and publications. Pictured here are employees grinding peanuts to make peanut butter.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1912

Creators

Bartlett-Orr Press 

H.J. Heinz Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

H. J. Heinz Company commissioned Bartlett-Orr Press to create this process photograph.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.41.1370

Credit

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

Material

Illustration board
Paper (Fiber product)
Pencil (Marking material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Handwriting
Mounting
Overpainting (Technique)

Color

Sepia (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 14 in

Inscriptions

various artists marks, edit notes, and measurements in margins.

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