May 12, 2012, 09:46 AM
Franco American Food Tag?
Went hunting this morning at a school built in the 50's and found this piece:
I did a bit of research so far and found that it's got something to do with a food company that was bought out by campbells in 1915 - The Franco-American Food Company.
It looks to me like some sort of tag that would have been attached to a food shipment - but that's just my best guess. Would love to hear other thoughts!
Here is some advertising the company did - you can see the same boy image on my piece above:
here's some info from wikipedia:
"The original Franco-American Food Company was founded by Alphonse Biardot, who immigrated to the United States from France in 1880. In 1886, he and his two sons opened a commercial kitchen in Jersey City, New Jersey, featuring the foods of his native country. The company proved a success, particularly with its line of canned soup and pasta, and it was acquired by Campbell's in 1915."
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May 12, 2012 09:46 AM
May 12, 2012, 10:12 AM
Cool find. I believe Franco American makes or used to make Spigette-O's, Beefaroni, and such labeled as Chef Boyardee.
I remember their jingle as a kid.
May 12, 2012, 02:41 PM
May 12, 2012, 08:39 PM
Yep Watch fob, Nice!!
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