Oyster can used by H. B. Kennerly & Son, Inc.

Distributed by
H. B. Kennerly & Son, Inc., American, 1935 - 2005
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 3/8 × 6 5/8 × 6 11/16 in. (18.7 × 16.8 × 17 cm)
Type
cans
Place used
Nanticoke, Wilcomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
1935-1950
Description
A one gallon tin can for the Seacrest brand of oysters distributed by H. B. Kennerly & Son, Inc. The can is grey, black and green. The image on the can is of a green sailboat on a green sea with black and grey clouds in the background. Printed over the sail of the boat in black and green text is “OYSTERS / HUITRES.” This is also printed on the opposite side of the can in solid green text. This text is in a green and black outlined box with an oyster above it. All text on the can is printed in both English and French. The lid of the can is painted white. Printed in the center of the lid in black text is “STANDARDS.” Warning labels are printed above and below this.
Topic
African American
Business
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.195.11
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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