This photo from 1910 depicts “Mrs. Goldsmith and associates ready to demonstrate Honor Brand pure food products at the Pure Food Show, Duluth.” That tells us quite a bit, but here’s the question(s): Where was the Pure Food Show held? What is the location of this photo? Is it an existing building or long-demolished one? Does anyone recognize that ceiling?
Below are two Honor Brand ads repeating the same brilliant slogan, “Honor Brand is better.”
And below is a crop of an image from the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections of a laker entering the Duluth Harbor through the Aerial Lift Bridge. “Honor Brand” can be scene on the side of the Gowan-Lenning-Brown building, which these days is known as the Paulucci Building, 525 S. Lake Ave. Gowan-Lenning-Brown was a wholesale grocery firm that must have carried Honor Brand products. The photo was shot by Louis P. Gallagher.
Caption: “In the middle of this image are the low, long Northern Pacific freight sheds with cranes and a couple of men near the harbor end of the dock by the tip of the ore boat. Wholesale grocers Gowan-Lenning-Brown sign for its Honor Brand is visible in the Canal Park area near the bridge. The manufacturer of the Honor Brand was an outgrowth of the Wright-Clarkson Company. It was Gowan-Peyton-Twohy Company in 1910 then Gowan-Peyton-Congdon in 1911, and finally Gowan-Lenning-Brown in 1913.”
And below are a few Honor Brand products, from various photos by people on the Internet seeking to sell antique tins.
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