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This is a 1950 magazine advertisement for Martha Ann Old Fashioned Christmas Fruit Cakes made by Grace A. Rush, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.
-- Grace A. Rush baked fruitcakes in her home in Cincinnati as gifts. About 1916, her sister gave a shopkeeper in New York City a sample. The shopkeeper ordered some cakes, and the business was begun. The company expanded its product line to include dates, ginger, sauces, puddings, nuts and other delicacies which were sold in fashionable stores including Pogue's in Cincinnati and Bloomingdale's in New York.
In 1969 Grace A. Rush, Inc. and Beaumont Inn Foods of Harrodsberg, KY, discussed a possible merger, but it was not carried out. The firm was acquired in 1974 by Millelacs N.P. Company of Madison, WI.