Celebrating Ketchup!

By: Linda Joyce Ott

Oct 26 2012

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Category: Architecture, Buildings, Conceptual Art, Culture, Food, Inspiration, Photo Art, Photography, Photos


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I shot this iconic sign in downtown Pittsburgh, headquarters of the Heinz food company.

“Although ketchup is the most famous Heinz product today, when Henry Heinz started the Company in 1869, his first product was bottled horseradish made from his mother’s own recipe.Ketchup didn’t come along until seven years later in 1876.” – Heinz website

About the Optimism of Color Blog

For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com.

2 comments on “Celebrating Ketchup!”

  1. I remember the day they moved this sign from the old Heinz factory (now owned by Del Monte). Many Pittsburgh residents were not happy about moving the icon. It currently sits on top of the Heinz History Center building near downtown. I am glad it is still here. I liked it best at night, you can see the neon “pouring” out of the bottle. Nice photo!!!

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