Cheeseman’s Arrival

Painting Description

The “dirty thirties” reality of a job and survival, was the beginning of the first sixty years. In 1930, Edward Knechtel did not plan to become a grocer, but rather, needed a job to support his family. On the advice of his father, Edward Knechtel, or the “Cheeseman” as he was called, peddled sausage and cheese to local retail grocers in the same area as the Company services today. Since then, this one job has expanded from one person to over 275 people and from one company to three, and, from one 1926 Ford car made into a truck, to a fleet of twenty-six trucks. Unfortunately this company no longer exists having been absorbed into successive corporations.

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Additional information

IMAGE ID

0809

COMISSION TEXT

The Cheeseman’s Arrival was commissioned by The Knechtel Corp. to commemorate their 60th Anniversary. The “dirty thirties” reality of a job and survival, was the beginning of the first sixty years. In 1930, Edward Knechtel did not plan to become a grocer, but rather needed a job to support his family. On the advice of his father, he, or the “Cheeseman” as he was called, peddled sausage and cheese to local retail grocers in the same area as the company services today. Since then, this one job has expanded from one person to over 275 people and from one company to three, and from one 1926 Ford car made into a truck to a fleet of twenty-six trucks.

SEASON

Summer

LOCATION

Waterloo Region

ORIGINAL SIZE

24" x 32"

BASE VALUE

Masonite

MEDIUM VALUE

Acrylic

YEAR

1989

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