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SCAP0361Bx011Bk01.pdf
In 1939, Gustav L. Becker was elected to the president of the United States Brewers' Association. At the time, this was the largest brewer advocacy group in the country. This scrapbook contains mostly newspaper articles, photographs, speeches and…
SCAP0361Bx010Bk01.pdf
This file features selected documents from Gustav L. Becker's large scrapbook. The scrapbook has many photographs, news clippings and letters. The highlights featured here include: photographs of Gustav Becker's trophies, an article about Becco at…
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This image shows an unknown employee with an oil can inside the ice manufacturing room at the Becker Brewing and Malting Company plant. In addition to beer, the Beckers also manufactured malt and ice. Income from selling ice helped to supplement the…
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This photograph shows Albert E. Becker, the vice president of the Becker Products Company, inspecting the beer from the brew kettle. The Becker's took quality very seriously and paid meticulous attention to ever detail of the brewing process.
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This photograph shows two Becker Products Company employees packaging bottles of Becker's American Pilsener Beer. Both employees are unknown.
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This photograph shows an unknown chemist working at the Becker Brewing and Malting Factory.
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This is an advertisement for Becker's Best Beer. The ad ties Becker's beer to the iconic images of the West, such as prospectors, Native Americans, fur trappers, cowboys, stage coaches and bison. The art work on the poster was created by Paul Clowes,…
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This is the obituary of John S. Becker, father of Gustav and Albert Becker. John Becker passed away on April 22, 1918 from natural causes. John Becker was born in Baden, Germany in 1829. He left Germany when he was 16 years old, citing a dislike of…
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This article outlines the reasons behind the liquidation of the Becker Manufacturing Company. The Becker Manufacturing Company of Ogden was formed after the Becker Brewing and Malting Company of Ogden was dissolved in 1917. Upon the dissolution of…
SCAP0361Bx005Fd28Pg167.pdf
This scrapbook page has several newspaper articles pasted to it. The two large articles are reports of Gustav Becker offering his plant to the U.S. government for use during World War I. The article on the far left contains a copy of Mr. Becker's…
SCAP0361Bx005Fd28Pg166.pdf
This scrapbook page has several newspaper articles regarding brewing. The article in the top left describes a recent legal case which determined one cannot trademark colors for a brand. The small article in the bottom left describes a few steps for a…
SCAP0361Bx005Fd28Pg165.pdf
This scrap book page has newspaper clippings from two articles. Both articles focus on the Young Prohibition Bill, which made Utah a dry state in 1917. In the longer article, Gustav Becker presents his arguments for a more lenient bill. He asks that…
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This scrapbook page features several newspaper articles. Two of the articles discuss Gustav Becker's performance at trap shooting competitions. The article on the far right is a transcript of a speech on Abraham Lincoln by Rev. R. J. Burdette. The…
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This scrapbook page includes several newspaper articles. Three of the articles describe shooting competitions in which Gustav Becker participated. The last article, in the bottom left corner, describes how businessmen from Los Angeles appreciated…
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This is a photograph of Gustav Becker and his wife, Thekla, at their home in Ogden, Utah. They are posed with their two dogs, a horse and buggy, and with an unknown individual. The Becker's moved to a larger home several years later.
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This scrapbook page has two photographs of the original Becker Brewing and Malting Company. The top photo features the employees of the brewery posing for a picture. Gustav Becker is on the far right side of the photograph. All the other employees…
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This is a letter of recommendation for Gustav Becker written by A.P. Bigelow of the Ogden State Bank. The letter describes the quality characteristic of Gustav Becker. Before credit checks, letters of recommendation were esscential for securing…
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The two photographs and the article on this page are about a pioneer day parade in Ogden, Utah. Gustav Becker dressed up as Wild Bill Cody and performed feats of marksmanship for the on looking crowd. The article on the right describes a series of…
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This photograph shows the front of the original Becker Brewing and Malting Company brew plant. The original brew plant was constructed mostly of wood and stone. This picture also illustrates the rudimentary conditions of the early brewery. The…
SCAP0361Bx001Fd04Item011.pdf
This image shows the original Becker brew plant which was built along the Ogden River in 1890. The plant was originally called the Schellhas Brewing Company, but became known as the Becker Brewing and Malting Company when Gustav Becker purchased…
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This photograph features an unknown employee of the Becker Products Company inspecting beer for any foreign contaminates. This photograph was taken inside the Becker Products Company brew plant in Ogden. The employee on the right is also unknown.
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This photograph shows two Becker employees inside the Becker Products Company factory canning beer. After prohibition canned beverages became all the rage for American consumers. In order to meet this new demand the Becker's invested in new canning…
SCAP0361Bx001Fd02Item006.pdf
This is a photograph of Gustav Becker taking aim at an olive on a toothpick. The toothpick is held in the mouth of an unknown man. Gustav Becker was recognized nationally for his skill as a marksman. He won a lot of local fame by performing various…
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This image features Gustav Becker shooting a clay pigeon in the air above an unknown man's head. Gustav Becker was known for being an excellent marksman and often performed many stunt shots. These included shooting traps from a moving vehicle and a…
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This photograph is of Gustav Becker and his trap shooting vest. The vest is adorned by the various patches and medals earned by Gustav over the course of his life. Gustav's ability as a trap shooter earned him wide recognition. He won many local and…
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This photograph is an aerial view of the Becker Products Company's Ogden brew plant. The brew plant was known as the Becker Brewing and Malting Company until 1917. It was reincorporated as the Becker Products Company in 1919 in response to…
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This photograph is of Gustav L. Becker's funeral in January 1947. Mr. Becker was born on April 7, 1868 in Winona, Minnesota. He moved to Ogden, Utah in 1891 and lived there until his death on January 12, 1947. He was 78 years old when he passed on…
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This photograph features an unknown Becker Brewing and Malting Company employee inspecting the beer.
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This newspaper section has several articles regarding the Becker Brewing and Malting Company. The article at the top of the page, entitled "Historic Brewery's saga ending" describes the demise of the Becker Brewing and Malting Company and the…
SCACAINEMSS31OVBx002Fd11Item001.pdf
This copy of the Ogden Standard-Examiner features several stories about Gustav Becker. The copy was split in two halves, page one is the top half and the second page is the bottom half. The articles praise Gustav Becker's contribution to the western…
SCACAINEMSS31OVBx002Fd09Item001.pdf
The Thrifton is the bulletin of the Ogden State Bank thrift society. This issue features a life sketch of Gustav Lorenz Becker on page four. Gustav Becker was a director of the Ogden State Bank for over thirty years in addition to being president of…
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This contract signs over several tracts of land to the Becker Brewing and Malting Company. Henry H. Rolapp and Martha H. Rolapp sold several lots to the Becker Brewing and Malting Company for six hundred and thrity-five dollars.
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This deed records the lots purchased by William Schellhas of the Schellhas Brewing Company from Matthew S. Browning and M. A. Browning in 1891. William Schellhas was a business partner of the Becker family when they resided in Winona, Minnesota.…
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This deed records the lots purchased by William Schellhas of the Schellhas Brewing Company from Matthew S. Browning and M. A. Browning in 1890. William Schellhas was a business partner of the Becker family when they resided in Winona, Minnesota.…
SCACAINEMSS31ArtifactsBx001Item002.pdf
This artifact is an empty Becker Products Company bottle. The phrase "Becker Products Co. Ogen, Utah" is printed across the top of the bottle in raised glass. Along the bottom edge are the words, "contents 7 fluid ounces." The word "Becker's"is…
SCACAINEMSS31ArtifactsBx001Item001.pdf
This artifact is an empty Becker Products Company bottle. The phrase "Becker Products Co. Ogen, Utah" is printed across the top of the bottle in raised glass. Along the bottom edge are the words, "contents 7 fluid ounces." The word "Becker's"is…
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This is a group photograph of the artifacts in the Becker Brewing and Malting Company Records. It features two bottles and a bottle opener. The two empty glass bottles are from the Becker Products Company. The phrase "Becker Products Co. Ogen, Utah"…
SCACAINEMSS31ArtifactsBx001Group001.pdf
These artifacts are two empty glass bottles from the Becker Products Company. The phrase "Becker Products Co. Ogden, Utah" is printed across the top of the bottles in raised glass. Along the bottom edge are the words, "contents 7 fluid ounces." The…
SCACAINEMSS31AddenSer03Bx004Fd09Item001.pdf
This document is a contract between the major beer distributors of Ogden, Utah. Fred J. Kiesel, George Landsberg, J. F. McCarron and the Becker Brewing and Malting Company agreed to not sell Eastern beer for less than ten dollars a barrel, or eleven…
SCACAINEMSS31AddenSer03Bx004Fd07.pdf
This binder contains several documents concerning the finances of the Becker Products Company in 1960. The balance sheets show revenue loss from 1959, an indication of the slow decline of the Company. A letter of condolence was inserted in the binder…
SCACAINEMSS31AddenSer03Bx003Fd18Item004.pdf
This document celebrates fifty years of continuous operation for the Becker Brewing and Malting Company. The booklet outlines the history of the company, from 1890 to 1940. The booklet also pays tribute to prominent Becker employees and the quality…
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This pamphlet describes the history, the founders, and the conditions in which Becker's Becco is made. It provides photographs of the Becker Products Company factory, the original Becker plant, John Becker and his sons, photos of the factory…
SCACAINEMSS31AddenSer03Bx003Fd13Item002.pdf
This is a wallet made from black leather is engraved with the phrase "Compliments of Becker Brewing & Malting Co. Ogden, Utah."
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This is the wallet of Albert E. Becker. It is made from russet colored leather. The interior is engraved with his initials in gold print. The inside is lined with purple silk.
SCACAINEMSS31AddenSer03Bx003Fd07Item010.pdf
This is stock certificate number 15 for the Becker Brewing and Malting Company. It signifies that E. N. Allison Jr. owns twenty shares of capital stock or twenty-thousand dollars worth of the Company. The certificate is signed by J. S. Becker and G.…
SCACAINEMSS31AddenSer03Bx003Fd07Item009.pdf
This is a certificate which signifies ownership of a one dollar share in the Becker Products Company. This stock certificate was owned by Thekla B. Becker. Thekla Becker was the wife of Gustav L. Becker. The certificate indicates that the Becker…
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This is an advertising proof for Becker's Best Beer. It features a colored illustration of a bottle of Becker's Best and the slogan "It's here, Becker's Beer."
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This is an advertisement for the soda and soft drink beverages manufactured by the Becker Products Company during prohibition. In addition to the manufacturing of Becco, the Becker's also made a variety of sodas to help them supplement their income…
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This advertisement for Becker's American Pilsner features the image of a cowboy rounding up three lost ponies. The text on the advertisement describes, that like a good cowboy story is enjoyable to the last page, a glass of Becker's Beer is delicious…
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This advertisement for Becker's American Pilsner features an image of a Utah farmer and his plow. The advertisement also features a description of the high quality barley grown by Utah farmers, which is then used by the Becker Products Company to…