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Object ID 000196

Object Name Mother Hubbard Wheat Cereal

Object Desc Rectangular metal tin, round lid. Covered in paper, decorated in bright reds, and oranges, and blue. Image on front and back of women, probably supposed to be Mother Hubbard, making wheat cereal.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000145a-b

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General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Mother Hubbard,cereal,tins,food,

Title Mother Hubbard Wheat Cereal

Description One of Hubbars'd Thrifty Fives. Finest Foods in Five-Pound Packs. Mother Hubbard. Wheat Cerea. 5 LBS. Net Weight when packed. On the side receipes for breakfast cereal, pancakes, Baking-Powder Biscuit, Muffins, Mush. Another Side Hubbard Milling Co. Mankato, Minnesota. Hubbard and Palmer realized that newly developed steel rollers produced cleaner flour and equipped the Mill with these rollers immediately.


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Height 9.25

Length 6

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Hubbard Mill

Maker Details Hubbard Mill produced high-grade flour that was named Mother Hubbard the best flour produced anywhere.Hubbard Mill began to produce wheat cereals, pancake flour, cake flour, dog food, and livestock feeds that were advertised and sold. 1878, he founded the Mankato Milling Company and served as its president until his death in 1905.He then moved back to California in 1870 with plans of starting a bank, but ddecided to move to Mankato.Hubbard built a warehouse in Makato and worked in wheat market til March1702

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Image Caption CMY000145a-b

Description Wheat cereal tin.


Date FEB 4,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes the top/lid are rusted. some white spot on the label from wear. 5 in. of white wear coming up from the word cereal. The label is coming off from the seam. Small spots of label completely worn off.