Object ID 002809
Object Name Calumet Baking Powder crate
Object Desc Wooden Calument Baking Powder crate.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002572
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Calumet,baking powder,wooden crate,cooking,
Title Calumet Baking Powder crate
Description Wooden crate originally containing 24 8-oz containers of Calumet Baking Powder. Front and back sides of crate have black printing and read "Calumet / Baking / Powder / The World's Greatest /Baking Powder." Two sides have red printing and read "2 Doz. 8-oz. / Calumet / Baking / Powder / Best by Test / Calumet Baking Powder Co. / Chicago, U.S.A."
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Place of Origin
Maker Calumet Baking Powder Co.
Maker Details Calumet Baking Powder Company was an American food company established in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, by baking powder salesman, William Monroe Wright. His newly formulated double-acting baking powder took its name from the Native American name for a peace pipe given to the lands now known as Calumet City, Illinois. Wright's company adopted an Indian head as its trademark, an image not dissimilar to that later used by the Chicago Black Hawks ice hockey team. In 1929, William Wright sold out to General Foods and Calumet Baking Powder became one of its many name brands. Wright, a fan of horse racing, would use his wealth to build what would become a world-renowned breeding and training operation in Lexington, Kentucky, which he named Calumet Farm. General Foods merged with Kraft Foods in 1990.
Date DEC 5,2014
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin
Date DEC 5,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin