Campbell Soup Company, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Campbell Soup Company, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

by Martha Esposito Shea, Mike Mathis
     
 

Campbell soup is as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July. Cans of tomato, chicken noodle, and cream of mushroom soup, sporting the company's distinctive red-and-white labels have found places on millions of dinner tables around the globe. In 1869, fruit merchant Joseph Campbell and icebox manufacturer Abraham Anderson formed the Joseph A. Campbell Preserve

Overview


Campbell soup is as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July. Cans of tomato, chicken noodle, and cream of mushroom soup, sporting the company's distinctive red-and-white labels have found places on millions of dinner tables around the globe. In 1869, fruit merchant Joseph Campbell and icebox manufacturer Abraham Anderson formed the Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company, purveyors of canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments, and mincemeat. In 1897, general manager Arthur Dorrance decided to hire his twenty-four-year-old nephew, John T. Dorrance. It was on John Dorrance's ingenious invention of condensed soup in 1897 that the company's fortunes grew and expanded far beyond its Camden, New Jersey headquarters. Campbell Soup Company opens the company's archives with a wonderful assortment of photographs. Among the images are those of aproned workers dicing carrots and of white-hatted chefs stirring vats of boiling soups. Also pictured is the factory where America's original comfort food was conceived. In these pages, readers will learn the history behind the iconic red-and-white cans touted by such celebrities as Ronald Reagan, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Johnny Carson. Today, in addition to soup, the company produces such well-known brands as Pepperidge Farm, Franco-American, V8, Prego, and Godiva. Campbell Soup Company traces the history of a small, southern New Jersey canning concern that made its products staples of American living.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738510583
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,311,390
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Journalists and authors Martha Esposito Shea and Mike Mathis compiled these photographs from the archives of the Campbell Soup Company, the private collection of retired longtime employee Harry Nelson, and Burlington County Times photographer Dennis McDonald.

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