Photo (meat packers)
Cincinnati, OH: 1927. Sepia toned photo, 13.5 x 10.5 inches. 16 employees in long white coats and caps pose with suited man (presumably one of the Kahn brothers) on steps of a building with two fluted columns and 1927 above the door. Photo has the blind stamp of Runy Co. Chips to corners and to bottom margin only very slightly affecting the image; two small surface abrasions near top (the surface of the photo is delicate); good otherwise, Kahn's, a Cincinnati meat packer and distributor, was founded by Elias Kahn in that city in 1883. After his death in 1899, his four sons took over until the last of them died in 1948. Then the daughter Matilda Schloss made her son Milton the head. The company was sold to Consolidated Foods in 1966. The original location of Kahn's was on Central Avenue. Their hot dogs were the official weenie of the New York Mets in the 1980s into the 2000s and currently the hot dog of the Cincinnati Reds.