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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 photograph shows Albert E. Becker shaking hands with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Both Gehrig and Ruth played baseball for the New York Yankees during the 1920s and 30s. It is unknown why Albert Becker met with these two baseball legends.
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This scrapbook page features two images of Gustav Becker posing with his shotgun. It also has two articles, one a comic, concerning Gustav's trap shooting. The image in the bottom left is of an unknown baby.
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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…
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This photograph shows Gustav Becker and his two daughters on horseback. Katherine Becker is on the right, Gustav in the center and Helen Becker on the right.
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This photograph is of Helen Becker, Gustav and Thekla's youngest child. Helen Becker was born September 19, 1908.
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This photograph shows Gustav and Thekla Becker picnicking underneath a tree. Gustav, Thekla and the entire Becker family were avid recreationists, and enjoyed many family outings and picnics.
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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 scrapbook page has two documents on it. The document on the left is an entry sheet and score card for the Idaho-Utah Sportsmen's Association. The article on the right announces that Gustav Becker has offered his Ogden plant to President Wilson.…
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This scrapbook page has several pictures and postcards of the Becker family on vacation. The top picture is of two unknown children playing in the sand. The other photo is of an unknown location. The top post card was written by Katherine Becker to…
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This letter was written to Thekla Bohn Becker's mother from Gustav Becker. The letter asks for Mrs. Bohn's permission for Gustav Becker to take Thekla Bohn to the opera in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Gustav Becker and Thekla Bohn were married in 1890.
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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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This page has three articles discussing the shooting ability of Gustav Becker. The article on the top of the page tales the story of Gustav Becker's shooting chimes. These chimes were designed by John M. Browning for Gustav Becker to play the tune to…
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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 is a photograph of teenaged Katherine Becker sitting in front of several palm trees.
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This photograph shows Helen Becker, Gustav and Thekla Becker's youngest child, playing with several puppies.
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This is a photograph of Thekla Becker, and several other individuals. Thekla is the woman on the horse in the left side of the photograph. The members of the Becker family were all avid outdoor enthusiasts. Each summer they would retreat to their…
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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…
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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…
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This is a photograph of the renovations of the Becker Brewing and Malting Factory. The original factory was made of wood and local stone. However, in the early 1900s the Becker's invested in building a new factory made of brick. This image shows the…
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This is a photograph of Gustav Becker taking aim and sighting down his rifle. Mr. Becker was widely praised for his ability as a marksman. Here he is wearing his shooting vest adorned with various awards and medals. This photograph was taken in the…
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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 shows Gustav Becker firing his rifle at the custom made gun chimes. John M. Browning invented the chimes for Gustav in the 1920s. This device was used to make music by rapidly firing bullets at the different white boxes. Mr. Becker used…
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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 is of the Becker Brewing and Malting Company plant in Evanston, Wyoming. The plant was located along Front Street and Becker Circle. This plant operated from 1917 to 1919 and from 1933 to 1964.
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This photograph features an unknown Becker Brewing and Malting Company employee inspecting the beer.
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This photograph features Gustav Becker (center, wearing white) giving a speech to the Ogden Chapter of the American Legion. Gustav was an outspoken advocate for the American Legion and often hosted events for the organization at his brewery.
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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…
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This document is a calendar for the dates and locations of football games between the Rocky Mountain Conference universities and colleges. The calendar served as an advertisement for Becker's Unita Club Beer. The Rocky Mountain Conference schools…
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This is a blueprint for a counter-pressure racking apparatus designed to be used in a brewery. This machine was manufactured by H. Torchiani in New York City, New York. A counter-pressure racking apparatus was used to assist in the filling of kegs…
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This is a blueprint for a mechanical compression system designed to be used in a brewery. This machine was manufactured by Willard J. Woodcock Refrigerating Machinery in New York City, New York. In an effort to be as modern as possible, the Becker…