A Guide to the Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards, likely early 20th century Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards Ms2017-051

A Guide to the Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards, likely early 20th century

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-051


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-051
Title
Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards, likely early 20th century
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a series of cabinet card advertisements for the Altas Flour Mills of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, probably from the early part of the 20th century.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards, Ms2017-051, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards were purchased by Special Collections in May 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Atlas Flour Mills [Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Cabinet Cards was completed in October 2017.


Historical Note

References to the Atlas Flour Mills being in operation suggest it was open at least by 1900, perhaps sooner. The mill closed in July of 1926 and the building burned in a fire later that year.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a series of cabinet card advertisements for the Altas Flour Mills of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, probably from the early part of the 20th century. Ezch card features a photograph of an infant or child with a sign stating "My Mamma uses Atlas Flour." Three of the four cards have the stamps of photographic studios in Milwaukee, but none of the items are dated and none of the children are identified.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Atlas Flour Mills (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Advertisements
  • Advertising cards
  • Photographs

Contents List

Folder 1
Cabinet cards