BLUE RIBBON CREAM CORN MEAL SACK.
Five-pound cotton corn meal sack for the Bewley Mills in Fort Worth, Texas. Approximately 17” x 14” unfolded, folded and stitched it would make 8 ½” x7” bag. The front of the bag has a blue ribbon and Bewley Mills name with the notation: “Ink easily removed. Don’t soak but scrub thoroly [sic] with warm water and soap.” This allowed the homemaker to remove the ink and repurpose the bag. The verso is blank except for the small stamp of the Bemis Bag Co. (established St. Louis, 1858). The bag is unused and, except for a light stain on the back, in near fine condition. The Bewley Mills Company was established in 1882 at North and Cherry Streets. It started as a modest enterprise with a capacity of fifty barrels of grain daily. Perfect for framing. Note: Due to its size the bag has been folded to fit scanner.