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Magazine advertisement from LIFE magazine with opera singer Marion Talley, September 2, 1937.
Newspaper advertisement from Svenska Amerika Posten, January 25, 1933. Clever Elsie is being praised for her preparation of Ry-Krisp, which is to heat buttered crackers and then let them cool.
Page from promotional booklet, A Mother's Manual, 1928, from Ralston Purina.
Magazine advertisement from Good Health magazine, July 1919, published by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.
Assembly line at Ry-Krisp factory, Minneapolis, 1955.
Two men by a mixer, Ry-Krisp factory, 1949.
Ry-Krisp Company, 824-830 Sixth Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, c. 1925.
In 1904, immigrant baker Arvid Peterson gave a Swedish-styled cracker a modern American name and introduced the country to Ry-Krisp. For decades, Minneapolis was the one and only location where the product was made.
A Barclay Brick and Tile Company locomotive pulls three railcars filled with clay from the Zumbrota factory's pit.
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