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Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Company picnic panoramic photo

Identifier: 2004-01

Scope and Contents

This panoramic print measures about 10" x 51". It was taken along the Mississippi River on the Davenport levee next to the steamer St. Paul prior to the Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Company's annual family excursion. All office and factory employees and their families were invited.


  • 1929-09-14

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Biographical / Historical

Located on the southeast corner of Fifth and Iowa Streets in Davenport, Iowa, the Crescent Macaroni and Cracker Company was founded by Hugo Schmidt and partners in 1874. After his death, son Oswald Schmidt took over the business. They held annual excursions for employees and their families. On September 14, 1929 after a semi-annual sales convention closed, 300 employees and their families boarded the steamer St. Paul for an all-day river trip. Entertainment consisted of dancing, games and contests.


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Physical Location

Map case 3 drawer 13

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Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

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