1897 Ad Pettijohn's Breakfast Food Wheat Children Bear - ORIGINAL LHJ4

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This is a small original 1897 black and white print ad for Pettijohn's Breakfast Food, made from Pacific Coast wheat for strong and healthy children.

CONDITION

This 114+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x 4 inches; 6 x 10 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Pettijohn's Breakfast Food.

Around 1854, Eli Pettijohn built a flour mill along the Minnehaha Creek, which he named ÒThe Richfield Mills.Ó It was while working at this mill that Pettijohn got the idea to create a breakfast food, a commodity not yet manufactured. Pettijohn went about personally selecting the best grains to produce a superior product, and in 1870, he relocated to San Francisco so he could be closer to what he considered to be the most premium source of wheat. It was at this time that Pettijohn manufactured the original PettijohnÕs Breakfast Food. Later, Pettijohn returned home to Minneapolis and sold his company to The American Cereal Company of Chicago. In 1901, Quaker Oats became a parent company.

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