Northrup, King and Company load of popcorn

Northrup, King and Company load of popcorn

Northrup, King and Company load of popcorn, 1920. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

Northrup King trade sign

Northrup King trade sign

Double-sided, wood-framed, painted trade sign advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling seed corn, 1917. Made by the E.E. Peterson Sign Company.

Northrup, King and Company seed separator/cleaner

Northrup, King and Company seed separator/cleaner

Northrup, King and Company seed separator/cleaner, 1917. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

Northrup, King and Company automatic weighing machine

Northrup, King and Company automatic weighing machine

Northrup, King and Company automatic weighing machine, 1917. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

Northrup, King and Company seed laboratory

Northrup, King and Company seed laboratory

Northrup, King and Company seed laboratory, 1917. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

Northrup, King and Company offices on Hennepin Avenue

Northrup, King and Company offices on Hennepin Avenue

Northrup, King and Company offices on Hennepin Avenue, c.1915.

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling Seeds

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling Seeds

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company's Sterling Seeds, c.1912.

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company carnations

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company carnations

Postcard advertising Northrup, King and Company carnations, c.1915.

Northrup, King and Company

With its lavishly illustrated seed catalogs and store displays, Northrup, King and Company became a household name at the turn of the twentieth century. The company sold hardy, Northern-grown garden seed before expanding into Northern field seed and plant hybrids.

Miners at Troy Mine outside the town of Eveleth

Miners at Troy Mine outside the town of Eveleth

Miners at Troy Mine outside the town of Eveleth on the Mesabi Iron Range, c.1905.

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