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Baugh & Sons photographs

circa 1940
 Collection
Accession: 1980-250

Abstract

The collection consists of photographs of feed supply stores displaying signs advertising Baugh's Fertilizer. Baugh & Sons Company was founded in 1855 and was one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manufacturers in the United States during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.

Dates

  • circa 1940

Creator

Extent

12 item(s)

General Physical Description

12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.

Historical Note

Baugh & Sons Company was founded in 1855 and was one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manufacturers in the United States during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Baugh manufactured a variety of ground bone-based agricultural fertilizers that were tailored for a wide range of crops. They later expanded into the manufacture of animal charcoal, glue, and chemicals. Baugh’s corporate offices were located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By the early twentieth century Baugh products were widely available from a network of independently owned farm supply stores. In its yearly almanacs they suggested the appropriate brand of Baugh fertilizer for specific crops. Baugh Chemical Company was purchased by Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Incorporated in 1963. Kerr-McGee ceased to exist as an independent entity in 2006 when purchased by Houston, Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs of feed supply stores displaying signs advertising Baugh's Fertilizer, noted as the oldest fertilizer brand in America. The stores are located in New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Feed store employees appear incidentally in several of the images. Two photographs feature fertilizer plants owned by Baugh & Sons.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Baugh & Sons photographs
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400