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Identifier: P0595

Title: Blue Ridge Bottling Company Collection

Description: Isidor Oldani, Sr., who emigrated to the U.S. from Italy, founded Blue Ridge Bottling Company in 1914. The company was originally located at 2616 Brannon Avenue, moved briefly to the corner of Shaw and Edwards, and then remained at its 1827 South Kingshighway location. Although it was still operating in 1970, its production peak was in the early 1950s. See also the Blue Ridge Bottling Company (Saint Louis, Mo.) Records in the MHS Archives. This collection contains 28 photographs of Blue Ridge Bottling Company's facilities, trucks, personnel, and advertisements. Subjects include: delivery trucks; transportation; commercial buildings; employees; Isidoro Oldani; Louis F. Venegone, Sr.; Meyer-Meinhard Company delivery wagon; Hires Root Beer truck; company baseball team; billboards; soft drinks and sodas; "Smile" orange soda; Finazzo's Barbecue; Squirt Bottling Company.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1912 - 1954

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: Langs Studio; Frank Nazzoli (St. Louis); Smistik (East St. Louis, IL)

Subjects: Beer

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