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Translated this adorable poster reads: "Margarine made under the check of the French State. For spreds for the kitchen".
In 1869, Emperor Louis Napoleon III of France offered a prize to anyone who could make a satisfactory substitute for butter, suitable for use by the armed forces and the lower classes. French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès invented a substance he called oleomargarine, the name of which became shortened to the trade name "margarine".
Pictured are three French Chef's in the color's of France holding a platter with the margarine grandly displayed.
This vintage advertising poster was created by the Auguste Pellerin Company, along with one of their address' and telephone number.
The French man Auguste Pellerin, who originated margarine production in Norway, was one of the most prominent collectors of Edouard Manet and Paul Cezanne in the early 1900s and started in Scandinavia with the first margarine factory in Oslo . He was the margarine industry leader in the Nordic countries. Margarine, by the Auguste Pellerin Company was produced according to Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès methods.
Auguste Pellerin earned a fortune through the manufacture of margarine . For his successful companies were factories in France , England , Germany , Denmark , Sweden and Norway.