Bowman Dairy Company collection of visual materials

Finding Aid for the Collection at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Diane Ryan, 1986; rev. by D. Rinder, 2008

 

Copyright 2014, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038

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Title: Bowman Dairy Company collection of visual materials [graphic]

Main entry: Bowman Dairy Company.

Inclusive dates: 1885-1965, bulk 1900-1952

Size:

Call #: 1986.0049 PPL:

728 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

2 albums (106 photographic prints) ; 22 x 30 cm. (8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

23 photographs : card photograph ; 18 x 25 cm. (6 3/4 x 10 in.) or smaller.

3 pictures ; 35 x 26 cm. (13 1/2 x 10 in.) or smaller.

Call #: 1986.0049 PCLF:

12 photographic prints : col. ; 24 x 35 cm. (9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.) or smaller.

Call #: 1986.0049 PAN-0002:

1 box of acetate negatives.

Call #: 1986.0049 PPN-0030-0038:

734 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.

Call #: 1986.0049 PNN-0009:

185 negatives : cellulose nitrate negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Call #: 1986.0049 PGN-0005-0008:

56 negatives : glass ; 8 x 10 in.

Call #: 1986.0049 F-0055-0056:

2 cartons of motion picture film.

5 transparencies : filmstrip ; 35 mm.

Call #: 1986.0049 PNG:

1 folder of non-graphic material.

Accession #: 1986.0049

 

Restriction: To consult the glass negatives or the color material in this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ). However, the collection may include prints of many of them.

Restriction: Nitrate negatives closed pending digitization.

Restriction: In order to view an original motion picture film, it is necessary for a research copy to be made.

 

This finding aid includes:

Historical sketch,

Description of the collection,

Description of some related material,

Provenance statement,

List of online catalog headings,

Container list of box and folder numbers and titles.

 

Historical sketch of the Bowman Dairy Company:

During the first half of this century the Bowman Dairy Company was the largest single distributor of milk in Chicago. The company had its origins in downstate Illinois in the 1870's when Johnston R. Bowman of Sandoval began to independently market his farm's fluid milk in St. Louis. The success of this venture led Robert A. Bowman, Johnston's brother, to join the St. Louis business in 1876. Four years later the father, Robert A.Bowman, relinquished farming and assumed leadership. In 1885 Dr. Comfort Peck, Robert Bowman's son-in-law, undertook the responsibility of insuring the quality and safety of Bowman's milk.

 

That same year the Bowmans expanded into the Chicago area. After running operations in both cities for a few years, they decided to concentrate solely in Chicago. The shift was effected in 1891. The Bowmans bought the Jersey Milk Company and prospered in joint venture with the Charles Creamery next door to their offices. In 1898 it purchases the Creamery and integrated its distribution of eggs and butter into Bowman operations.

 

Johnston R. Bowman became president on the death of his father in 1900. He moved bottling operations from a central city location to several smaller plants located in the country nearer to the supply of raw milk. This decision was later reversed by Robert A. Bowman, Johnston's successor in 1920. Expansion and increased sales during the 1920s were countered by the effects of the Depression on home delivery service during the 1930s.

 

In 1937 the Bowman Dairy Company, now under the leadership of Dr. David B. Peck, son of Dr. Comfort Peck, decided on new policies of product diversification and geographic decentralization. It began by acquiring ice cream companies in Chicago, Kenosha and Cleveland. During World War II the firm further branched into manufacturing powdered dairy supplies. In an effort to decentralize its operations, the Bowman Dairy company bought up many smaller dairies in neighboring states during the 1940s and 1950s.

 

Dr. Peck's plan was very successful. By 1948 the Bowman Dairy employed approximately 4,000 people, it controlled 25% of the fluid milk market in Chicago, and had a number of subsidiaries in cities throughout the Midwest. Unfortunately, legal disputes beginning in the previous year charged the Bowman Dairy and several other large dairies with violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act through market allocations. Similar suits followed with litigation which dragged on throughout the 1950s.

 

Bowman found its marketing strategies severely limited as a result. Compounding these problems was the shift of consumer patterns of purchasing dairy products. Home delivery, a large portion of the Bowman enterprise, began to diminish. Business steadily declined after 1959 and the firm was sold in 1966.

 

Description of the collection:

The Bowman Dairy Company collection consists of photographs, negatives, and film strips regarding dairy operations from 1885 to 1965. Included are pictures of Bowman advertisements and packaging, billboards, broadsides and promotions such as complimentary gifts, prize drawings, and dual purpose product containers. Pictures of Bud and Betty Bowman, advertising personalities, are also included.

 

Views of various Bowman buildings consist of receiving and distribution sites, processing plants, offices in Chicago and nearby Illinois and Wisconsin. Interior views show equipment and machinery as well as views of the plants in operation. Several photographs from the early 1900s reflect the company's expansion to plant sites in the surrounding countryside. Delivery vehicles from turn-of-the-century horse drawn carts to the trailers and panel trucks of the 1950s are depicted. Also included are portraits of the executive staff, the first Board of Directors, salesmen, office personnel, drivers and dairy operators. A second grouping of similar topics has photographs which are oversize and/or mounted on board.

 

Negatives are arranged by numbers from the original negative sleeves. Unnumbered sequences were assigned numbers by the processor. Most negatives were minimally identified and such information was transcribed from the old negative wrappers. Film negatives are frequently copies of earlier photographic version. Many negatives have been retouched for greater clarity, and presumably publication in trade journals.

 

Many, but not all, negatives have matching prints. Almost all nitrate negatives are printed in snapshot form. Boxes 1 to 3 of 8 x 10 in. glass negatives correspond to prints in the album entitled Bowman Dairy Company in Pictures. The originally unnumbered series of film negatives roughly correspond to prints in the album, Bowman Dairy Company. Original negative records from Pontiac E. & E. Company are filed in Box 3.

 

The photographic collections are accompanied by eighteen reels of movie film which are cataloged and described elsewhere. Five reels of 35mm nitrate film are stored in the nitrate vault. Thirteen reels of 16mm film are shelved in the cold storage vault.

 

Related material at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, includes the Bowman Dairy Company records.

 

Gift of D.H. Baldwin Co./Baldwin Piano & Organ Co., 1981 (1986.0049).

 

Storage: Box Lots (21 boxes, varying sizes)

 

List of online catalog headings:

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Portraits.

Bowman Dairy Company

Our Lady of the Angels School (Chicago, Ill.) -- Fire, 1958.

Grocery stores -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Homicides -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Industrial buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Laboratories -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Office workers -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Offices -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Parades & processions -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Trucks -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Tuberculosis -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Women -- Work -- Illinois.

Industries -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Industries -- Wisconsin.

Advertisements -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Billboards -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Carts & wagons -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Conveying machinery -- Illinois.

Cows -- Illinois.

Dairying -- Illinois.

Dairying -- Wisconsin.

Dairy products -- Illinois.

Fires -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

Chicago (Ill.) -- Streets -- Ontario Street -- West -- 00140.

Group portraits.

Illustrations.

Photograph albums.

Portrait photographs.

Albumen prints.

Card photographs.

Cellulose nitrate negatives.

Dry plate negatives.

Film negatives.

Motion pictures (visual works).

Silver gelatin prints.

Transparencies.

 

Container list of box and folder numbers and titles:

Call #: 1986.0049 PPL:

Box 1

1 Advertisements

2 Advertisements--Promotion

3 Attack on driver, 1949

4 Buildings--Country sites

5 Buildings--Distributing stations

6 Buildings--Receiving stations

7 Buildings--Store fronts & offices

8 Buildings--Miscellaneous

9 Dairy farms

10 Equipment

 

Box 2

1 Exhibits

2 Laboratories

3 Miscellaneous

4 Office scenes

5 Operations--Processing

6 Operations--Receiving and distributing

7 Portraits, A-Z; Unidentified individuals

8 Portraits--Bowman family

9 Portraits --Executive staff

 

Box 3

1 Portraits--First Board of Directors

2 Portraits--Group

3 Products and food

4 Trucks--Flat bed and trailer

5 Trucks--Home/wholesale delivery

6 Trucks--Miscellaneous

7 Wagons and carts

8 Negative records, Pontiac E. & E. Co., 1930-1950

 

Box 4

1 Album: Bowman Dairy Company in Pictures [1885-1914]

2 Album: Bowman Dairy Company [1885-ca. 1945]

 

Box 5

1 Conservation

2 Buildings

3 Dairy farms

 

Box 6

1 Equipment, incl. trucks and wagons

2 Operations, incl. laboratories

3 Portraits

 

Call #: 1986.0049 PPN0030-0038:

11 x 14 in. negatives

1163 Cars with women, ca. 1920 (2)

1299 Marriage license, John Ramsey-Kathleen Sheldrake, 2/28/44

1324 Truck repair shop/Golf outing-Normal & Berteau St. (6)

13692 "A tribute of a grand man" [cover? devoted to Michael J. Metzger]

109045 Egg carton, 1/12/40

601517 Woman with hat drinking milk

1115020 Woman with tennis racket drinking milk

 

8 x 10 in. negatives

Box 1

12210 Food: muffins/coconut cake (3)

16261 Dairy farm, aerial view

16261 Delivering milk (I2)

16261 Bowman Dairy building

16273 Bowman Dairy building

16281 Equipment

16281 Buildings (3)

16236 Operations: Bottling, aerial view

16258 Bud & Betty Bowman at the dairy farm (2)

16735 Operations

16735 Laboratory, 1944

16735 People drinking milk

16751 Cows grazing/cows herded toward dairy

16801 Operations--Bottling

17225 Bowman Dairy Co., aerial view

17251 Cows in pasture

17277 Julia C. Lathrop Homes, April 1957

17299 Test kitchens? (4)

17474 Dairy farm (3)

21805 P.H. Kemper (3)

21805 M.J. Metzger, Vice-President (2)

21805 D.C. Peck, Secretary

21843 C.T. Anderson, Asst. Mgr. central warehouse (2)

21855 Egg plant (8)

21888 Bud & Betty Bowman (10)

21900 Bud Bowman advertising statement

21900 Bud & Betty Bowman at the dairy farm (7)

22012 Bud Bowman cutout ad (2)

22037 Executive meeting, ca. 1949

22043 Trucks & billboard (4)

22053 Unidentified portrait [E.B. Bowman?]

22115 Bud & Betty Bowman (3)

22144 Milk bottle

22223 J.H.M. Conville (2)

22262 Blood donors truck, 6610 S. Wentworth

 

Box 2

22310 Canning tips, August 1943 (U.S. G.P.O.)

22351 Martin Koser (2)

22355 Bud Bowman's paper doll cutouts (2)

22362 Bud Bowman's paper doll cutouts (3)

22363 Fruit pickers (5)

22390 Bud Bowman's paper doll cutouts

22606 Address department (6)

22702 Bud Bowman's buttermilk cartoon

22403 Bud Bowman cutout figure (2)

22851 Cows in pasture (2)

22867 Operations: Milking cows, etc./Frank Carpouch (8)

22868 Operations: Clinton, Iowa (4)

23167 "In my merry Oldsmobile" [sheet music] (4)

23512 Flowering branches

25637 Cellophane Christmas tree

24866 Cows in pasture

24993 Bud Bowman's recipe box (2)

26022 Cows

26042 Building, 6/15/49

26146 Cows in pasture

26213 Dog on ship deck

26237 Food: bread rolls

26331 Television dairy ad, 9/15/49

26360 Girls with cows

26365 Men: safe drivers

26420 Front cover picture of table setting

26518 First Board of Directors, 11/3/99 (5)

26645 Mr. Metzger

26713 My favorite recipes cookbook

26812 Ice cream party fours

26875 Office murals: battle ship scenes (3)

26882 Building

26901 Foreign stamps & envelopes (2)

27020 Mrs. Holbrook at United Airlines Terminal food services kitchen, 4/28/50

27029 Louis Metzger

27040 White deer copy

27190 Phil Kemper's wedding

 

Box 3

27304 Safety Council cartoon (2)

27377 Louis Metzger

27403 Snowball (cake)

27422 Boys and girls drinking milk

27492 Plant & office operation, hand operations only (11)

27496 Telephone courtesy book (11)

27602 Addison plant bottler (3)

27603 Nurse with candle

27605 Operations: Woman at conveyer belt/man at machine

27607 Operations: Bottling

27609 Man cleaning milk can

27649 Poster ad for crystal promotion, "Red is going to war," 4/30/51

27987 Globe showing Western Hemisphere

28030 Producing the Bow'an Arrow news organ (5)

38075 Hands holding photographs

28105 F.H. Bremner, Director (2)

28282 Unidentified man

28297 F.H. Kellman

28325 Group presenting watches

28924 Milk cartons for T.V. (6)

29452 Homogenizer

29468 Cottage cheese carton

29497 Cottage cheese set-up/Dari-rich set-up (3)

29538 Bowman executives (2)

29544 Butter cartons set-up

29574 Operations

29600 Luncheon (3)

29604 Trucks

29606 Oranges & juice glasses, July [19--] cover

29620 Old-time milk carriers sketch

29620 Equipment

29630 Dairy month at 121 S. Wabash, June 1956 (2)

29629 Mrs. Cullumn

29640 Meeting (2)

29645 Sublette Creamery, Cislak & Son (3)

29620 Carry-sell display/Mardi Gras incentive promotion (3)

29723 Sewing needles promotion

29733 Cottage cheese containers (2)

29742 John Le Geber banquet, 1924

29736 Food: cookies/pancakes/pie (I3)

29752 Sour cream glasses (2)

29757 Program in theater: Audience with balloons/Men on stage (2)

29772 Sta-slim milk

29782 E.J. Larsson

29818 Hands with & without bandage, Red Cross (2)

29798 Food: cinnamon rolls

29826 Delivery trucks (4)

29886 Joan Medika

29992 Mr. Kuhlman

29996 Dr. David B. Peck, M.D. (died 11/7/57)

30039 Dr. David B. Peck

30041 "Congratulations Leyden"

30058 Cottage cheese recipe book

30066 Bowman official

30158 Richer Dairy, Columbus, Ohio, exterior (2)

30300 Burton F. [Secord?]

250123 Jersey cow

250136 Sail boat

250150 Bud Bowman advertisements, 1948 (7)

250210 Dr. D.C. Peck

250228 Man in box car

250462 Woodcut of milk supply

250485 Easter eggs

250491 Milkman [R.F. Clark?] & no. 4 wagon

250517 Milkman [R.F. Clark?], detail of #250491

250616 Operations: Milking & canning (5)

250770 Operations: Bottling room

 

8 x 10 in. negatives

Numbers assigned by processor. Many of these negatives correspond to the prints in the album entitled, Bowman Dairy Company.

Box 5

1 First Board of Directors

2 River Forest bottling & pasteurizing plant

3 Packaging ice cream, Addison St. plant

4 Roller dryer in operation, Janesville, Wis.

5 Butter maker checking churning operations, Brooklyn, Wis.

6 Raw milk storage at River Forest plant

7 Operator checking controls of high temperature short time pasteurizer, River Forest plant

8 Hot wells and large vacuum pan, Brooklyn, Wis.

9 Roller dryer in operation making dry milk, Janesville, Wis.

10 Associate directors of the Bowman Diary Co.

11 Manager's (A.W. Scanlan) office, West Division

12 Herd of pure Holstein cattle

13 Engine room, LaSalle plant

14 Traffic department, head office

15 Bakery laboratory, head office

16 Ice cream division

17 Egg candling

18 Insulated trucks delivering cans of patron's milk, Janesville, Wis.

19 Bowman ice cream plant, 3551 Addison St.

20 Operation of filling fibre containers, River Forest plant

21 Bottling room, River Forest plant

22 Accounting Dept., head office

23 Milk vending machines (2)

24 Clarifiers and homogenizers, River Forest plant

25 Bacteriological laboratory, head office

26 Cow barn of a Bowman patron showing stanchions

27 Purchasing Dept., head office

28 Ice cream packaging room, Addison St. plant

29 Office of Egg Dept.

30 Egg packing

31 Pure bred herd of Guernseys

32 Office workers

33 West Division & Forest Store Division

34 Big Foot, Ill., country receiving plant on Rte. 14

35 "A safe supply of pure country milk," reprint from an 1885 pamphlet

36 Operations: Milking cows/Repairing equipment (2)

37 "A good breakfast," Milk Foundation ad, 1954

38 "A good supper," Milk Foundation ad, 1954

39 "A good dinner," Milk Foundation ad, 1954

40 Buildings (3)

41 19th century milk production, wood engravings by J.C. Beard (3)

42 Operations, Elburn, Ill. 1914

 

5 x 7 in. negatives

Box 6

6349 Glen Johnson

8932 Building/Driver

9075 Equipment

9075 Ice cream canisters

9075 Cows at dairy farm

24907 Cow (Strohmeyer & Carpenter photo. copy neg)

26365 Safety measures for drivers, 9/23/49 (4)

27268 Man receiving award

28080 Cart & wagon, ca. 1900 (copy neg from cabinet card?)

28080 Twin baby boys, 3/25/52

28757 Two executives

29640 Unidentified man

29645 Sublette Creamery, C. Cislak & Son (6)

29689 Mr. Clarke, Jr.

29748 Bowman's Quick Whip (for patent purposes)

29824 Mr. Geiss

29939 Bank of America check for Depression debt (2)

29978 Bud & Betty Bowman

30010 Unidentified couple, ca. 1900 (copy neg)

30078 Mr. Kemper

250019 South Michigan Ave., incl. Conrad Hilton (Louis C. William, photographer)

250186 Dairymen (2)

 

4 x 5 in. negatives

Box 7

7701 Laboratory story (6)

7701 Laboratory story (6)

8932 Parade float

27317 W.R. Atteridge & another vice-president (5)

27349 Men at office, 140 W. Ontario

27359 Man at truck, Rogers Park

27395 Yoenrens at River Forest, 11/13/50

27404 Christmas parade, 11/20/50 (6)

27407 Christmas parade, 11/20/50 (6)

27449 Mr. Chevel & Mr. Shoemaker, Englewood plant (2)

27492 Delivering milk, hand activities only (8)

27492 Girl at mail desk

27492 Meeting

27492 Meeting

27540 Cottage cheese set-up, North Division (4)

27582 Executives at Highland Park plant (6)

27592 Plant people (8)

27609 Operations: Butter packaging (3)

27733 Robert Walsh (2)

27770 Women office workers at 103rd St. (5)

27824 Executives at desk

27883 Bill Yourans party at Trade Building, 10/22/51

28019 Mr. Schmall? (2)

28076 Unidentified man in chair

28078 Safe driver, 3/19/52

28167 Unidentified father & child (2)

28395 Highland Park man (2)

28593 Sales personnel, 5/13/53

28593 Operations: Ice cream

28682 Garage foreman at Englewood

29451 Man at Superior plant (2)

29557 Tuscany Hall fair (2)

29578 Ford prize for "Carry-sell" (2)

29594 Boys at 121 S. Wabash (display) (2)

29595 June Dairy Month at 935 E. 79th St.: Prizes (2)

29596 R.K.O. Starlets at 121 S. Wabash (with Mr. Adamson?) (2)

29602 TV set winner in Whiting, Ind. (2)

29603 Dairy men with prizes? (2)

29605 TV set winners (4)

 

Box 8

29608 Villa Olivia picnic (6)

29609 Associate managers

29611 Powdered milk at 121 S. Wabash

29611 Deerfield Creamery Company (2)

29612 Medinah Country Club golf outing

29614 Robert Schowlow

29619 Children tour Bowman Dairy Co. (3)

29620 Dairy Month at 121 S. Wabash, June 1956 (9)

29624 Unidentified man at 140 W. Ontario (2)

29632 Presentation at 140 W. Ontario (2)

29633 Marv Jordan, West Division (2)

29635 Old timers at Ballantine's Restaurant (2)

29637 Mr. Werner (2)

29647 Iranian General (2)

29665 Picnic (4)

29675 Mr. Dolon (2)

29679 Barbeque, 5401 W. 103rd St. (11)

29683 Old timers at Ballantine's Restaurant (2)

29685 Deerfield Creamery

29687 Mr. Kirkland at 4227 S. State (2)

29688 Bud & Betty Bowman (3)

29690 Mr. Napoleon (State St.) (2)

29693 Mr. Ken Swanson (2)

29694 Home office bowling league: Golf tournament (9)

29695 Carry-sell sign, 846 W. Evergreen (2)

29695 Mr. Ernst, the janitor at 846 W. Evergreen (2)

29698 Operations: Spray machine & operator, River Forest (3)

29712 Travellers' aid desk at Union Station (2)

29713 Mr. Dewey (2)

29715 Mr. Kuhlman & retiring employee (4)

29716 Ice cream cabinet, per Mr. Brandt (4)

29717 Irving Park plant (7)

29718 Mr. & Mrs. Smessaert at home (2)

 

Box 9

29720 Mardi Gras incentive promotion (2)

29723 Man seated/Woman with corsage (4)

29727 "I like Ike" cake cutting

29729 Unidentified couple (2)

29743 Swedish Club dinner (2)

29745 Ice cream display unit

29753 Russian dignitaries

29756 Program in theater/Drawings for prizes (12)

29756 Program in theater, 1958? (10)

29758 Tuberculosis check-up (4)

29764 Mr. Ken Swanson (2)

29765 4-H Club activities (6)

29782 E.J. Larsson (3)

29793 Wm. Pierick at Rogers Park (2)

29794 Product display case, River Forest plant (2)

29804 Dairy man (2)

29822 Birthday party (2)

29840 Mr. Braun & Mr. Benson (4)

29846 Bud Lukas of Adv. display at North Division (2)

29882 Rogers Park men: Witt, Hamilton, Hohs, Long, Thalman (2)

29883 George Snyder (2)

29885 Miss Dairyland (6)

29912 Mr. Pete Gluting (3)

29915 Mr. Samp (2)

29915 Ed Kiulcizk (2)

29919 Rosemary Joyce & group (2)

29933 Art Dalton (2)

29939 Rose Gialdini (2)

29958 Maude Nelson retiring (2)

29974 Henry Baushe/Frank Wallace/Martin Reiter of 140 W. Ontario (6)

30115 Russian visitors at River Forest plant (2)

----- Goodyear blimp flight (35 mm. strip)

 

Call #: 1986.0049 PGN0005-0008:

8 x 10 in. glass negatives

Numbers assigned by processor. Many of these negatives correspond to prints in the album entitled Bowman Dairy Company in Pictures.

Box 1

1 Receiving station: Barrington, Ill., 1904

2 Barrington, Ill., interior, 1914

3 Receiving station: Bristol, Wis.

4 Receiving station: Bristol, Wis., 1909

5 Receiving station: Brooklyn, Wis., 1913

6 Receiving station: Clinton, Wis.,1910

7 Receiving station: Crystal Lake, Ill., 1902

8 Crystal Lake, Ill.?

9 Crystal Lake, Ill., interior, 1914

10 Crystal Lake, Ill., interior, 1914

11 Receiving station: Elburn, Ill.

12 Receiving station: Long Grove, Ill., 1908

13 Receiving station: Mokena, Ill., 1907

14 Receiving station: Palatine, Ill., 1906

 

Box 2

15 Palatine, Ill., interior, 1914

16 Receiving station: Pingres Grove, Ill., 1912

17 Receiving station: Popular Grove, Ill., 1907

18 Charles Creamery distributing station, 1909

19 Douglas distributing station, 1913

20 Englewood distributing station, 1897

21 Englewood distributing station, 6610-6622 Wentworth Ave., Chicago, 1911

22 Evanston distributing station, 1900

23 Evanston distributing station, 1913

24 Highland Park distributing station, 1913

25 Head office & North distributing station, 1907

26 Head office & North distributing station, 1907

27 Head office & North distributing station, 1885

28 Irving Park distributing station, 1911

29 Oak Park distributing station, 1898

30 Oak Park distributing station, [after 1911]

 

Box 3

31 South distributing station, 1891

32 South distributing station, 1904

33 West distributing station, 1894

34 West Division

35 Delivery service, 1914

36 Men washing milk cans

37 Directors' room, 153-158 W. Ontario St., 1907

38 Laboratory, bacteriological room, 1912

39 Laboratory, test room, 1912

40 Laboratory

41 Office interior

42 Plant site

43 Phillip Klein storefront

44 J.J. Neville storefront

45-50 Cracked glass negatives

 

Call #: 1986.0049 PNN0009:

3 x 5 in. negatives, cellulose nitrate

Numbers assigned by processor.

Box 1

1 Cary, Ill. (2)

2 [Chicago: Irving Park?] (20)

3 Chicago: Irving Park (17)

4 Chicago: North Division Bldg. (6)

5 Chicago: 140 W. Ontario (3)

6 Clinton, Wis. (5)

7 Crystal Lake, Ill. (7)

8 Delavan, Wis. (6)

9 Francesville, Ind. (8)

10 Elburn, Ill. (2)

11 Evanston: 1922 Ridge Ave. (3)

12 Gurnee, Ill. (5)

13 Highland Park Division Bldg. construction (9)

14 Kouts, Ind. (10)

15 Marathon, Ill. (7)

16 Maple Park (2)

17 Marshall, Wis.

18 Mokena, Ill. (7)

19 Nichols, Wis. (15)

20 Oconto, Wis. (8)

21 Ringwood, Ill.

22 Round Lake, Ill. (5)

23 Miscellaneous: Niagara Falls (10)

24 Unidentified country plants (17)

25 Unidentified country plants (11)

 

Call #: 1986.0049 F0055-0056:

"The Story of Bowman Milk"--5 copies/versions, 35 mm.

 

Diane Ryan, February 1986