Assembly line inside the Burma-Vita Company

Assembly line inside the Burma-Vita Company

Women working on the assembly line inside the Burma-Vita Company, 2318 Chestnut Avenue West, Minneapolis. Photograph by Norton & Peel, May 9, 1941.

Burma-Vita Company

Burma-Vita Company

Burma-Vita Company, 2318 West Chestnut Avenue, Minneapolis. Photograph by Norton & Peel, May 9, 1941.

Shaving brush (1888)

Shaving brush (1888)

Shaving brush with ebony handle and natural bristles. Patented in 1888.

Shaving brush

Shaving brush (1930s)

Ever-Ready shaving brush with badger bristles set in a rubber handle. The brush belonged to Arnold W. Becker and was used between 1930 and 1939.

Burma-Shave shaving cream, box, and pamphlet

Burma-Shave shaving cream, box, and pamphlet

A nine-ounce aluminum tube of Burma-Shave shaving cream with lanolin, its box, and a pamphlet titled "The Art of Shaving." The box was made in St. Paul, Minnesota, by the Waldorf Paper Products Company between 1954 and 1957.

Burma-Shave

In the fall of 1925, a series of six signs advertising Burma-Shave, a new brushless shaving cream, appeared for the first time along highway 65 from Minneapolis to Albert Lea and on highway 61 to Red Wing. The signs began an advertising phenomenon using clever rhyming jingles that lasted into the 1960s, including: “Your shaving brush / has had its day, / so why not / shave the modern way / with Burma-Shave?”

MN90: World War SPAM

Radio story produced by AMPERS about the production and use of SPAM during World War II. Part of the series MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds.

Cans of SPAM with Hawaiian-themed packaging

Cans of SPAM with Hawaiian-themed packaging at the SPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota. Photograph by Mary Laine, 2017.

Advertisement for SPAM, 1940

Advertisement for SPAM printed in Life no. 5 (January 29, 1940), page 51.

Women working in the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota

Women working in the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota. Printed in Life 7, no. 19 (November 6, 1939), page 58.

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