Some Great Georgia Avenue Ephemera

Letter from Corby Bakery to a customer ca. 1903.

Letter from Corby Bakery to a customer ca. 1903.

I recently purchased a letter sent from Corby Bakery ca. 1903 to a customer trying to convince them to sell Corby bread. I think its an interesting read and a nice glimpse into business writing a century ago. Corby Bakery was located at 2301 Georgia Avenue. The building is still there and today houses various businesses as part of the Howard Campus. If you’d like to know more about Corby Bakery, I posted a brief history of it back in 2009.

As interesting as the letter is, the real gem is the back of the letterhead (see below). On the reverse side of the letter is a very attractive collection of images showing the bakery, the delivery fleet, and various rooms within the company. Thus far, these are some of the earliest images of the bakery I’ve seen.

Corby bakery

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One Comment on “Some Great Georgia Avenue Ephemera”

  1. thank you for posting this- my great grandfather, Ludwig Muller, grandfather and father worked here.

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