The Resource Zeno Bakery postcard

Zeno Bakery postcard

Label
Zeno Bakery postcard, 1937
Title
Zeno Bakery postcard
Inclusive dates
1937
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Zeno Bakery Postcard, 1937, portrays Jimmie Packard, an African-American baker in a white chef's coat and baker's hat, as "Zeno's Singing Baker." The postcard, dated February 24, 1937, is addressed to Mrs. Pearl Allen of South Vernon, Massachusetts
Biographical or historical data
Zeno Bakery was owned and operated by Edward Zeno in Bellows Falls, Vermont from the 1930s to 1945. The bakery featured its "singing baker," Jimmie Packard, as an attraction. The bakery was in operation until Zeno's death on September 10, 1945. There were various court cases surrounding the bakery, most involving "adulteration of bakery products," which constitutes having ingredients which were deemed impure.
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Zeno Bakery postcard
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0023ZenoBakery.aspx
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
965546329
Extent
1 legal folder, .08 cubic feet.
Governing access note
Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection
Immediate source of acquisition
James Madison University Special Collections acquired this item at auction from Cohasco, Inc. in January 2016.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
The photograph is housed in a one legal folder.

Library Locations

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