Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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.
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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Canned foods industry
- Food industry--Maine--Portland
- Burnham & Morrill Co. (Portland, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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