Home of George A. Hormel

The home of George A. Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, as it appeared while he was alive, ca. 1920s.

George A. Hormel and Company

George A. Hormel and Company

George A. Hormel and Company in Austin, Minnesota, 1910.

George A. and Lillian Hormel

George A. and Lillian Hormel

George A. and Lillian Hormel on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, 1917. Used with the permission of Hormel Foods.

George A. Hormel and Company delivery wagon

George A. Hormel and Company delivery wagon

A delivery wagon used by employees of George A. Hormel and Company, ca. 1900.

Employees of George A. Hormel and Company

Employees of George A. Hormel and Company

Employees of George A. Hormel and Company, 1896. Used with the permission of Hormel Foods.

Original George A. Hormel and Company plant

Original George A. Hormel and Company plant

The original George A. Hormel and Company packinghouse in Austin, Minnesota, 1891. Used with the permission of Hormel Foods.

George A. Hormel

George A. Hormel

George A. Hormel, 1924. Used with the permission of Hormel Foods.

Hormel, George A. (1860–1946)

In 1891, George Hormel established a pork packinghouse, Geo. A. Hormel and Company, in Austin, Minnesota. As a small independent meat packer in an industry dominated by corporate giants, Hormel devised a successful business strategy that emphasized quality over quantity and innovation over imitation. By the early twentieth century, his company had become one of the largest independent meatpackers in the Midwest.

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

Part of the American section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café, 1956. From the Lois Westfall Menu Collection at the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Archives and Special Collections, Culinary Institute of America.

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

Section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café

"Chinese Dishes" section of the menu at Joe Huie’s Café, 1956. From the Lois Westfall Menu Collection at the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Archives and Special Collections, Culinary Institute of America.

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