Portland Rose [25 pounds, cloth flour bag] produced by the Pan American Mills in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The bag was manufactured by the Werthan Bag Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Cloth bags such as this one were often used later for utility rags, backing for quilts, or occasionally for clothing. The Pan American Mills stood at 1239 Adams Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky, adjacent to the tracks of the Lousiville & Nashville (now CSX) railroad track.
Broadside O-2525 (2000.3.46)
Portland Rose, Flour bags, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Pan American Mills, Werthan Bag Company, Nashville, Tennessee