The Berg Company

Description (Brief)
A promotional notebook with a celluloid cover. Distributed by retailer John M. Crouse of Finesville, N.J., it advertises products of the Berg Company of Philadelphia, Pa. The pages contain calendars, blank memo pages, and a wide range of information on Berg's products.
The front shows the image of a man wearing a sandwich board advertising "Berg's Pure Ingredient Guanos and Bone Manures."
The advertisment contains a picture of a bull with the caption, "From the farm thou art, Unto the farm thou shalt return." It is a play on the biblical verse, Genesis 3:19: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (covers material)
paper (pages material)
overall: 12 cm x 6.5 cm x .5 cm; 4 3/4 in x 2 9/16 in x 3/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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