©1900 Cracker Jack Sign Photograph

Old Cracker Jack Photos (Open to All)
Post Reply
User avatar
Ron Toth, Jr.
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:09 pm
Location: Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Contact:

©1900 Cracker Jack Sign Photograph

Post by Ron Toth, Jr. » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:03 pm


Image

Here is a photograph of a sign that was copyright 1900 by F.W. Rueckheim & Bro.. Eckstein's name is added, perhaps later, in the dark area at the lower left. I have this sign (in color 15" x 18") on a large old store tin that opens at the top. I found this photograph included in either a 1970s or 1980s Borden Cracker Jack Press Kit. Maybe it was in both, I can not remember. Around the border is a scroll design with early Cracker Jack boxes. In the center is a Victorian woman and child scene. The young girl has a box of Cracker Jack in her lap, but she is reaching for her Mothers. This is a clean example in the photo, but the few signs like this that I have actually seen have been badly damaged.

Image
Ron Toth, Jr. - Charter Member #2

User avatar
CJAAAJ
Posts: 1164
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:58 am

Re: ©1900 Cracker Jack Sign Photograph

Post by CJAAAJ » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:42 pm

Hi, Ron

Thank you for sharing your pictures here and in other posts of the bygone era of the Cracker Jack Company. I have seen a poster like this one with the Eckstein name added as an overprint. This makes sense because the Company's name was not changed until 1902 when Henry Eckstein was made a partner of the firm.

This photo appears in all the press kits issued by Borden, Inc. from late 1960's to 1998! :ugeek:

CJAAAJ :D
THE MORE YOU COLLECT, THE MORE YOU WANT!

Post Reply