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1898 Ad Bear Star Constellation Pettijohns Food Cereal - ORIGINAL TOM1

1898 Ad Bear Star Constellation Pettijohns Food Cereal - ORIGINAL TOM1

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This is an original 1898 black and white print ad for Pettijohn's Breakfast Food by The American Cereal Company located in Chicago.

CONDITION

This 113+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light fading throughout piece. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.75 x 4 inches; 7 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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