This is an early advertising tradecard from the Dozier Weyl Biscuit Cracker Co., which was based in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri. The image features their large factory building and their parrot image, which was featured in the vast majority of their giveaway advertising products. The parrot is talking about their Boss Crackers. The Dozier Weyl…Details
I have always liked the image the Ceresota Flour brand used in the early 1900’s of a young boy using a large knife to cut through a giant loaf of bread. The bread appears to be about the same size as the boys entire chest area! Where the parents were to help the child, or to protect him is interesting. I guess this image was designed before child service departments came into fashion perhaps? Either way, the Consolidated Milling Company based in Minneapolis, MN produced many great signs with this image. The advertising campaign obviously worked as the brand was one of the nations sellers for years.