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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3290

Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company and other trade cards depicting the Americas

Four sets of six illustrated chromolithograph advertising cards each, with one group of 14 miscellaneous cards; illustrated subjects include Cuba, the Panama Canal, the empire of the Incas, and Mexico.
Scope and Contents Four sets of six illustrated chromolithograph advertising cards, with one group of 14 miscellaneous cards; illustrated subjects include Cuba, the Panama Canal, the empire of the Incas, and Mexico.

Dates

  • after 1885

Creator

Language of Materials

In English, French, German, and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
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Extent

.08 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Liebig's Extract of Meat Company was the producer of LEMCO brand Liebig's Extract of Meat and the originator of Oxo meat extracts and Oxo beef stock cubes. It was named after Baron Justus von Liebig, the 19th-century German organic chemist who developed and promoted a method for industrial production of beef extract. The company's trading cards were issued 1870-1975 to popularize the product, often employing well-known artists to design the series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-88. Purchased from Kevin Jackson with the J. H. Parry Memorial Book Fund and the Roland B. Dixon Fund, 2010 May 10.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company and other trade cards depicting the Americas, after 1885 (MS Am 3290): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 April 17
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou03153

Repository Details

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