Jan 31, 2023

Old Mother Hubbard

Mother Hubbard Flour advertisement
West Hazleton, PA
I've passed by this building at least a thousand times over the past 40 years and never took the time to see what this thing on the wall was.

If you've been to this blog before, you'll know that I am the furthest thing on earth from a graphic artist, but I poked around with the colors balance and gamma correction settings to try to get a better look at what this advertisement may have looked like when it was first painted.  It turns out that it was for Mother Hubbard enriched flour.  The company that produced this was called The Hubbard Milling Company, which was founded in Mankato, MN in 1878.  It still exists today as a subsidiary of a company called Ridley Inc who manufacture feed and vitamin supplements for livestock.