Founded in Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century, Schorsch & Co., "paper bag manufacturers," relocated in 1913 and operated here, in the Bronx, until going out of business in 1951. The company's kraft-paper sacks were marketed to the trade for packing items in bulk: "coffee, spices, rice, beans, nuts, or any loose groceries." On a more personal scale, smaller sacks were, and still are, useful for brown-bagging lunch if things head south.
Schorsch & Co.
Surviving signage, 120 Bruckner Blvd. (at Brook Ave.), Mott Haven, Bronx