Logan & Johnson Co. was a successful fruit syrup and preserving company in Boston, MA, focusing on wholesale grocery and baking supplies, with distributors in several states. It was a joint venture of Hiram H. Logan and Thomas V. L. Johnson, both of whom were listed as a members of the Boston Chamber of Commerce in 1918. Because Logan & Johnson Co sold direct to grocers, bakers and other food producers, the company didn’t print lovely advertisements in magazines or create endearing Victorian trade cards the way many contemporary manufacturing companies did.
The firm appears to have had some legal troubles, with a conviction for adulteration of mace handed to Thomas V. L. Johnson in 1906 and the firm being fined $25 in 1909 for mislabeling of ingredients in its products. Primary sources suggest the Logan & Johnson Co was dissolved in 1923.
According to the Proceedings of the Brookline Historical Society Annual Meeting in 1922, “Hiram H. Logan was a successful merchant, a wholesale grocer. He was a native of Nova Scotia, but had lived in Boston and Brookline the greater part of his life. His death was quite sudden, caused by a fall on the steps of his porch just as he was about to start on a summer trip. He was seventy-one years old.”