Nu Food Products

This photograph was captured at Nu Food Products kitchen located at 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Here we have an interior view of the work area with four workers. The date of this image is circa 1931.

Interior view of the kitchen at Nu Food Products  on 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, circa 1931 : A2008-001.45

Interior view of the kitchen at Nu Food Products on 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, circa 1931 : A2008-001.45

 

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8 thoughts on “Nu Food Products

  1. It looks like they’re making biscuits and other bread products. It might seem like the numerous venting ducts in the ceiling are overkill, but they’re not. If the air in the room became too saturated with flour dust, it could have caused a violent and deadly explosion.

  2. On a second glance (at the un-magnified photo) it looks like those are hoods to vent heat and vapor away from the cooking appliances. Or maybe they served a dual function.

  3. Actually. What we have here is a lobby card advertising a hilarious one reel silent film titled The Tyrant & The Three Flunkies. Watch as the crew outsmart the health inspector and The Keystone Cops while conspiring to deliver a pie in the face to the mayor’s wife.

    We’re ready for our close up Mr Demile.

  4. I like the picture. It is rather grim.

    I am getting 1215 Union North, on the east side of the street, when I look up 5757 NE MLK in the great renumbering index

    But the newspaper & city directories report Nu Foods at 1376 Union Ave North, the west side of the street. Using the index, it should be 6510 NE Union-MLK

    One of their main products was Scandinavian Flat Bread.

    Maybe Percy C Caffee is in this picture, he is the owner. He would have been about 48. His father died in 1925. Percy was a sheet metal worker up until 1930, when he began operating out of 1376 Union North as Nu Food Products. His 1930 census occupation was a manufacture, the industry was bread factory. By 1932 he was back at sheet metal work. These were tough economic times. Nationwide, 1350 banks suspended operations in 1930. The number grew to almost 10,000 banks for the period of 1930 to 1933.

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