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Bemis Bag Company Collection

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Identifier: P0416

Title: Bemis Bag Company Collection

Description: Judson Moss Bemis founded the Bemis Brothers Bag Company in 1858 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company was the largest manufacturer of packaging products in the world around 1900. The St. Louis factory and warehouse was located on South Fourth Street. There were also factories in Bemis, Tennessee and Omaha, Nebraska. The company produced burlap, paper, and cotton bags. Its logo was a cat looking out of a bag. The Bemis Bag Company Collection is comprised of about 100 black and white photographs of the Bemis Bag Company building and pictures of employees. Most photos are not identified. Subjects include: exterior and interior views; machinery; company baseball team; employee lunchroom; company parties; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: 1882 - 1956

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: F.D. Hampson Com'l Photo Co. (St. Louis); W.H. BassPhoto Co. (Minneapolis, MN); P.R. Papin (St. Louis)



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