S.C. Jessie Heiss Handcarved printing block for WAWA


S.C. Jessie Heiss Handcarved printing block for WAWA. S.C. Jessie Heiss was born August 7,1859 in Philadelphia, Pa. Heiss was known for his Paintings, Illustrations and Engraving. He was a pupil of Herman Simon in painting & pupil of M.R. Longarce in Designing, Wood engraving and Illustrating. Member A.A.S. Wawa’s origins go back to 1803, when the Millville Manufacturing Co. was founded. This enterprise operated textile mills in several states, including major plants in southern New Jersey. In the late 19th century Millville owner George Wood became interested in dairy farming, and he imported cows from Guernsey in the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom. A Philadelphia resident, Wood had bought a summer home for his family in Wawa, a suburb west of Media, in 1890, and he established a small plant there to process his dairy products. (Wawa is the word for goose in the native American Lenni Lenape language, and a goose appears on the corporate logo.) Pasteurization was unknown then, but using strict sanitary methods, Wood produced a raw milk, Certified Wawa Milk, that was recommended as safe by many Philadelphia doctors. Price – $ 5000.00.

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