George Burnham, Portland, ca. 1879

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

Portrait of George Burnham who founded the Burham and Morrill Company, manufacturer of canned foods and most famous for B & M Baked Beans.

He and his father, also named George, operated a cooperage and coastal fishing and trading business.

George Burnham began in the canning business packing meat, fish, clams, poultry and lobster in the 1840s with a partnership called Rumery & Burnham in Harpswell.

In 1867 Rumery & Burnham was dissolved and George Burnham joined with John E. Burnham and Charles Morrill in a packing company in Portland and the Burnham & Morrill Company was incorporated.

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About This Item

  • Title: George Burnham, Portland, ca. 1879
  • Creation Date: circa 1879
  • Subject Date: circa 1879
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Canvas, oil paint
  • Dimensions: 93 cm x 81 cm
  • Local Code: 1999.238.1
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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