Archive Vibes | Early Twentieth Century Photographs

The Arkell Museum

May. 26, 2023 - Dec. 30, 2023

2 Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, 13317
PHONE 518-673-2314

This exciting new exhibition features newly framed photographs and color advertisements, and showcases favorite materials rarely seen in person.

Exhibition themes include the vitality of Canajoharie, NY, and the impact of the Beech-Nut Packing Company on the community and people across the nation.

Did you know that Amelia Earhart was a Beech-Nut sponsor?
This exhibit includes the “cover” that she carried across
the Pacific and the studio photograph taken by noted NYC photographer Ben Pinchot, both inscribed and autographed by Earhart.

Did you watch Batman on TV in the 1960s?
Burgess Meredith, The Penguin, was also a celebrity sponsor for Beech-Nut as his 1930s radio character “Red Davis”. This exhibit includes a studio photograph taken by Ben Pinchot, inscribed and signed by Meredith.

Do you like early vehicles or parades?
What about advertisements promoting peanut butter soup?
(no kidding – peanut butter soup!)
All of these and more are featured in this exhibit!

“The play is “My Sister Eileen” and as I understand it there is a girl in it who wears a Beech-Nut sampling girl costume…”
Bartlett Arkell to Frank Barbour, January 13, 1941

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