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1900 Ad American Cereal Pettijohn Breakfast Food Bear - ORIGINAL TOM3

1900 Ad American Cereal Pettijohn Breakfast Food Bear - ORIGINAL TOM3

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This is an original 1900 black and white print ad for the Pettijohn's Breakfast Food from American Cereal Company located in Monadnock Building, Chicago, Illinois.

CONDITION

This 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad. There is a small blemish in the left margin of this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.75 inches; 15 x 22 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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