Above, from an old hamper in our house. The Burlington Basket Company was founded in 1888. Iowa is known as the "Hawkeye State", hence the brand name.
The original factory burned down in 1928, in what was considered one of the city's worst fires. The company moved to another location on the Mississipi River, but flooding of the first floor was a constant problem.
|Two factory photos above from The Hawk Eye, November 27, 2011.|