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August A. Busch, Jr. at Anheuser-Busch Co. groundbreaking ceremony
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Founded in 1852, and incorporated in 1875, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. is the largest brewing company in the United States, and the world's largest brewing company based on revenue. The then-small St. Louis, Missouri brewery was owned and operated by Eberhard Anheuser, who brought in his son-in-law Adolphus Busch as a partner in 1869. In 1876, Busch introduced America's first national beer brand: Budweiser, followed (years later) by several other brands, such as Busch, Michelob, and Bud Light to name a few. With the death of Anheuser in 1880, Busch became president of the company, subsequently becoming the first U.S. brewer to use pasteurization to keep beer fresh, the first to use artificial refrigeration and refrigerated railroad cars, and the first to bottle beer extensively. By 1957, Anheuser-Busch had become the largest brewer in the United States.
Photo of a man, possibly August Anheuser Busch, Jr., brewing magnate and chairman of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 1946-1975. He stands in front of a banner and is holding a shovel that is deep in sod. This photo was taken during the ground-breaking ceremony for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. in Van Nuys.
1 photographic print :b&w ;16 x 12 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Industries-Brewing; S-004-938.3 4x5
Busch, August Anheuser,--1899-1989
Anheuser-Busch, Inc
Breweries--California--Los Angeles
Anheuser, Eberhard
Busch, Adolphus
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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