Robin Hood Flour: The Miller's Ransom

Robin Hood Flour was founded in 1900 by Donald Mclean in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in western Canada. In 1909 the mill was taken over by Francis Atherton Bean of Minneapolis and within two years it was producing over 1,600 barrels of flour a day. Using the green and red ‘archer’ emblem as a sign of good value and respectability, Robin Hood Flour and its recipes have remained popular for over a century.
A while ago I posted about Robin Hood Flour and their promotion of the live action Disney film The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952). Below are the first five pages of the very rare Robin Hood Flour Comic that was produced as part of the campaign. These pages were very kindly sent in by Laurence.
Laurence commented on how the artist has remained quite faithful to the costumes in the film and I was also impressed by the quality of the artwork.






There are more pages to come!

3 comments:

Clement of the Glen said...

Robin Hood Flour

Robin Hood Flour Comic

Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952)

Special Thanks to Laurence

piet said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/dontlistentohumans#p/c/727571909012BED9/0/Jj03uaWulAg

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) pt.1_8.flv

10th minute sounds a piece of choral music
9.30 - 10

could you help identify this music ... i'd love to find more in that style.

Clement of the Glen said...

Hi Piet,
I presume you mean the Gregorian Chant that is played as the Crusading knights travel from Nottingham Castle off to the Holy Land. I am afraid up until know I have not managed to identify that piece of music.
But here are some examples:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhlI3bR8VSU