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1937 Print Hormel Valentino Sarra Slaughter House Meatpacking Meat Pigs Hogs FZ3

1937 Print Hormel Valentino Sarra Slaughter House Meatpacking Meat Pigs Hogs FZ3

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This is an original 1937 halftone print of the slaughterhouse at the George A. Hormel and Company. The company was founded in 1891 and was headquartered in Austin, Minnesota. The company is still in existence as the Hormel Foods Corporation and sells under the brand names Jennie-O, Spam, Chi-Chi's and Dinty Moore as well as others.

Photography by Valentino Sarra (1903-1982). Sarra was an incredibly successful advertisement photographer and held offices in New York, Chicago and Hollywood. In 1927, Sarra was given an associate position at the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, and became their youngest ever employee. In 1929, he held a show at the New York Camera Club and his work was seen by Edward Steichen. Steichen was able to give him a job at Underwood and Underwood. Most of his work for Fortune predated his fame and fortune.

CONDITION

This 74+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 6.5 inches; 25 x 17 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)

Keywords specific to this image: George Hormel, Slaughterhouse, Chicago, Meat Packers

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