Kraft Foods Company photograph collection, between 1949 and 1959?

Overview of the Collection

Kraft Foods Company
Kraft Foods Company photograph collection
between 1949 and 1959? (inclusive)
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
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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

Alternative Forms Available

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Preferred Citation

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Source: Fairlook Antiques, February 27, 2007.

Processing Note

Processed by: Sara Martinez, 2009; Sara Cordes, 2017.

Originally accessioned as PH2007-028

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Kraft representative workingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 30-31 circa 1954
1/6 32 circa 1954
1/6 33 circa 1954

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)