Brown and bigelow


A publishing company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, its specialty is advertising of products and calendars. It was founded in 1896 by Herbert Huse Bigelow and Hirm Brown. From 1925, a tradition began of publishing the Boy Scouts of America calendars, many illustrated by Norman Rockwell. Other illustrators for the company were Maxfield Parrish, Clair Fry, Cassius Coolidge and Rolf Armstrong. The company also was noted for hiring hundreds of ex-convicts. In the late 1940s, it was one of the biggest calendar printing companies in the world. Source: Wikipedia,