[Armour and Company]

“Nothing lost but the squeal!”

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Description

This is a graphic promotional chart issued by Armour and Company in the early decades of the 20th century. The extensive success of the company is highlighted by panoramic views of huge production facilities and stockyards, headquartered in Chicago. Images of various buildings allude to the complexities of meatpacking and the myriad of ways Armour uses every part of the animal.

While the images may be revolting today, the idea that a company would openly publish photographs of its operations provided the contemporary public a sense of transparency and reassurance of the product’s quality (note the government inspector watching the removal of intestines). Panels on the verso elaborate on the many uses of animal byproducts; including soap, lard, canned meats, glue, fertilizer, and curled hair.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1910

Author: Armour & Company

Sheet Width (in): 28.00

Sheet Height (in): 15.50

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Save for a few spots of separation along the centerfold, the sheet is in excellent condition.

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