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Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Kraft Foods Company photograph collection, between 1949 and 1959?
- Kraft Foods Company
- Kraft Foods Company photograph collection
- between 1949 and 1959? (inclusive)19491959
- 41 photgraphic prints (1 box) ; 8" x 10"
- Collection Number
- Photographs of Krafts Food Company Kraft representative at stores and other Washington State locations.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials curator required to view originals.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
James L. Kraft started a wholesale cheese distribution business in Chicago in 1903, incorporating in 1909 as the J.L. Kraft Bros. & Company. In 1914, Kraft opened its first cheese factory, and in 1924 the company changed its name to Kraft Cheese Company and went public. In 1930, Kraft was acquired by the National Dairy Products Corporation but continued to operate independently. It became the Kraft Cheese Company in 1945 and the Kraft Foods Company in 1948. In 1957, the company became the Kraft Foods Division of the National Dairy Products Corporation and at the 1969 renaming of the parent organization it became the Kraft Foods Division of the Kraftco Corporation. In 1976, when the Kraftco Corporation was renamed Kraft, Inc., the division ceased to exist and its functions were divided among other divisions. In 1989, Philip Morris combined General Foods and Kraft under a new holding company called Kraft General Foods, though each unit continued to operate separately. Major restructuring in 1995 melded Kraft and and General Foods into Kraft Foods, Inc.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Photographs of a Kraft Foods Company Kraft representative at work, including images of the Kraft Foods Company building and the Kraft representative with other employees; the Kraft representative speaking with proprietors inside and outside various Washington State businesses on the Olympic Peninsula; and travelling by car and ferry. Photographs which do not depict the Kraft representative include exterior views of businesses and waterfront views.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Kraft Food Company Building- Seattle Branch and employeesReturn to Top
Twenty men during a business meeting
Signatures of men on verso.
Stores on the Olympic PeninsulaReturn to Top
Kraft representative at storesReturn to Top
Kraft representative workingReturn to Top
Transport- Cars and FerryReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)