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Pan-American Exposition of 1901

Some Medal Winners in Foods at the Pan-American Exposition


The Pan-American Exposition was both an amusement park and an agricultural and technological trade fair, with exhibits designed to be instructive and entertaining. The products of exhibiting proprietors and companies were judged within categories, and awarded medals. While the majority of companies exhibiting were from the United States, the countries of Latin America were also well represented. Below are Division IV winners from the United States, some of which are names easily recognized today. Indeed, many of these companies are still producing the same food products they turned out a century ago.


Division IV: Foods and Their Accessories

Gold Medal Winners -- United States

American Cereal Company Chicago, Ill. Quaker Oats
American Cotton Oil Company New York City cotton-seed products
Armour & Company Chicago, Ill. "Country Club" goods
Baker & Company, Ltd., Walter Dorchester, Mass. Chocolates
Borden's Condensed Milk Company New York City condensed milk
Dold Packing Company, Jacob Buffalo, N.Y. pork and beef in barrels
German-American Provision Company Chicago, Ill. dried and canned sausage
Horlick's Food Company Racine, Wis. Horlick's Malted Milk
Lowney Company, Walter M. Boston, Mass. coca extract, breakfast cocoa and chocolate powder
Lowney Company, Walter M. Boston, Mass. chocolate bonbons and confections
Mellin's Food Company of North America Boston, Mass. food for infants
Nestle, Henry New York City Nestle's food for infants
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Company, Ltd. Minneapolis, Minn. Pillsbury's best flour
St. Charles Condensing Company St. Charles, Ill. evaporated cream

Silver Medal Winners -- United States

American Cereal Company Chicago, Ill. steel cut oat meal
Armour & Company Chicago, Ill. simon pure lard
Heinz Co., H. J. Pittsburgh, Pa. pickles
Libby, McNeil & Libby Chicago, Ill. extract of beef
Lowney Company, Walter M. Boston, Mass. chocolates
Natural Food Company Niagara Falls, NY Shredded Wheat
Nestle, Henry New York City Nestle's Condensed Milk
Runkel Brothers New York City chocolate and cocoas
Schwartschild & Sulzberger Co. Kansas City lard

Bronze Medal Winners -- United States

Arethusa Spring Water Company Seymour Conn. Arethusa Spring Water
Armour & Company Chicago, Ill. Honeycomb tripe
Borden's Condensed Milk Company New York City condensed coffee
Geneva Mineral Water Company Buffalo Geneva Mineral Lithia Water
Horlick's Food Company Racine, Wis. Horlick's Food and Diastold
Ortega, E. C. Los Angeles, Calif. chili sauce
Welch's Grape Juice Company, Westfield, NY Welch's Grape Juice.

Honorable Mention -- United States

Armour & Company Chicago, Ill. pickled beef hearts
Davis Milling Company, R. T. St. Joseph, Mo. Aunt Jemima's Pancake Flour
Mohican Spring Water Company New York City Mohican Spring Water
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Company, Ltd. Minneapolis, Minn. Vitos
Wesson Process Company Philadelphia, Penn. Wesson's cooking and salad oils

Source: Report of the Board of General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York at the Pan-American Exposition - Transmitted to the Legislature March 27, 1902. Albany, NY : J. B. Lyon Comapny, 1902.