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Pickle Barrel House, Grand Marais, Michigan, rppc. Built in 1926 for William Donahey, cartoonist of the syndicated Sunday story panel, The Teenie Weenies. The Teenie Weenies were licensed for advertising purposes to Monarch Foods. | by In Memoriam: Wystan
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Pickle Barrel House, Grand Marais, Michigan, rppc. Built in 1926 for William Donahey, cartoonist of the syndicated Sunday story panel, The Teenie Weenies. The Teenie Weenies were licensed for advertising purposes to Monarch Foods.

Monarch called their line of baby cucumber pickles "Teenie Weenies," and sold them in a miniature pickle barrel that featured a Donahey illustration on it. Monarch was so pleased with sales of the pickles and other Teenie Weenies items that they had a giant version of the pickle barrel specially made, and presented it to Donahey and his wife, a writer of children's books, for use as a summer cottage. But, driven to distraction by a constant stream of tourists who interrupted the privacy of their summer home, the Donaheys sold it -- lock stock and BARREL -- in 1937, and it was moved to its present site.

 

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Uploaded on September 14, 2013