Food! Food! Food! It seems like all we’re talking about here at the Jewish Museum of Maryland is food. Last week we opened our small lobby exhibition Family Fare: Jewish Food Businesses in Baltimore, which will travel around Baltimore after the October 23rd opening of our new gallery exhibition Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity. So it seemed appropriate to post a food related finding aid.
Tulkoff’s Horseradish Products Company (Baltimore, MD)
Business Records, n.d., 1947-1970
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
ACCESS AND PROVENANCE
The Tulkoff’s Horseradish Company Papers were donated to the Jewish Museum of Maryland by Martin Tulkoff as 1998.18. The collection was processed in September 2001.
Access to the collection is unrestricted and is available to researchers at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the Jewish Museum of Maryland before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual procedures.
Harry Tulkoff, born in Bobroisk, Russia, emigrated to the United Statesas a teenager and founded Tulkoff’s in Baltimoreas a produce stand, specializing in supplying caterers with fresh fruits and vegetables. By 1930, their horseradish became so popular that the Tulkoffs made it their exclusive product, under the name Tulkoff Horseradish Products Company. Claiming up to 75% of market share for horseradish products in the United States, and run by many members of the Tulkoff family, Tulkoff’s expanded its product line to include prepared white and red horseradish, Tiger Sauce, and horseradish mustard. Most of Tulkoff’s horseradish is grown in Maryland.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Tulkoff’s Horseradish Company Business records include business-related materials. Bills of sale and bills of lading comprise a significant part of the papers. Also in these papers are representative samples of Tulkoff=s marketing materials, including promotional signs, unused stationery and sheets of printed jar labels. Proclamations from the Governor of Maryland and the Mayor of Baltimore that declare the week of November 1- 8, 1966 to be Horseradish Week are also included. Two food containers are also included; see database for location.