Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials

About this collection

As an organic chemist, Carter Litchfield (1932-2007) studied and specialized in edible fats. Over the course of his career, Litchfield built an important collection about the history of fats and fatty materials. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. The online collection is a curated selection of items and primarily includes paper ephemera such as ration stamps, tax stamps, and trade cards. There are also items relating to the Prussian chemist, Julius Lewkowitsch (1857-1913), whose collection Litchfield acquired. For a detailed description of the collection, click here for photographs and ephemera and here for manuscripts and archives.

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Cotton Publishing Co. billhead
Cotton: A Technical Journal Devoted to Cotton, its Utilization and Products., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
J.E. Crandall billhead
J.E. Crandall, Dealer in Lumber, Paints, Oils, Lath, Sash, Doors, Coal, Tile, Cement, All kinds of building materials. Billhead includes illustration of Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.'s Prepared Paint., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
C.S. Crane & Co. billhead
C.S. Crane & Co., Dealers in Flour, Patent Refined Mould Candles, Tallow, Hides, Calf, Lamb and Sheep Skins. Billhead includes illustration of a candle factory and printing company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
F.W. Devoe & Co. billhead
Billhead includes image of F.W. Devoe & Co. Paint Works on Horatio and Jane Streets, New York., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Butterine Department billhead
Jacob Dold Packing Company: Makers of the Finest Grade of Butterine., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Kelly, Dunne & Co. billhead
Kelly, Dunne & Co. Importers, Manufacturers and Dealers in Paints, Oils, Glass, Varnishes and Brushes., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Charles R. Allen letterhead
Charles R. Allen, Broker & Distributer. Letterhead contains illustration of Cotton Bloom Shortening container., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Invoice on illustrated letterhead
Invoice for paints and linseed oil. Picture of factory., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Argentine Linseed Oil Compound
Letter selling Argentine Linseed Oil Compound, a cheaper substitute for linseed oil., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Illustrated letterhead from Eavenson & Sons Toilet & Laundry Soaps
Letter to customer. Letterhead contains image of Eavenson & Sons Toilet & Laundry Soaps, Perfumes building., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Government Inspection Guarantees Its Quality. Columbus Oleomargarine: The Purest Spread for Bread.
Collection of Advertising Ephemera for Capital City Oleomargarine Brands, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Whole Family Enjoys It. Columbus Oleomargarine: The Purest Spread for Bread
Collection of Advertising Ephemera for Capital City Oleomargarine Brands, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
In A Field of Our Own. Purity Oleomargarine: The Purest Spread for Bread.
Collection of Advertising Ephemera for Capital City Oleomargarine Brands, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
In the Limelight of Public Opinion. Columbus Oleomargarine: The Purest Spread for Bread.
Collection of Advertising Ephemera for Capital City Oleomargarine Brands, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chiris Olive Oil
Colored poster stamp advertising Chiris olive oil, probably imported from France., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Private postage stamp for mail boat service
Company postage stamp required on outgoing mail., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Postage stamp from Cyprus depicting olive crushing mill
Traditional edge runner mill used to crush olives in oil mills., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Israeli Postage Stamp Depicting Olives
Stamp depicts stylized olive branch., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Israeli postage stamp depicting olives and olive oil
Stamp depicts olive branch and olive crushing mill., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Spanish stamp Commemorating 'Il Ano Oleicola Mundial' / Second World Year of the Olive
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Poster Stamp for Pratana Margarine
Pictures child asking mother for another slice of Pratana-spread bread., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Russian commemorative stamp depicting flax plant
Full sheet (50 stamps) of 1964 stamp depicting the flax plant in flower and with flaxseed pods., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cottonseed meal tax stamps
State tax stamps for cottonseed meal., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Possible hemp roller stones
Located at Pennsylvania Farm Museum, Lancaster, PA. March 1977., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Possible hemp roller stones
Located at the Pennsylvania Farm Museum, Lancaster PA. March 1977., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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