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

Distributed by
H. B. Kennerly & Son, Inc., American, 1935 - 2005
Date
1935-1950
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
metal, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 × 3 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5.1 × 9 × 9 cm)
Description
An eight ounce tin can for the Maryland House brand of oysters distributed by H. B. Kennerly & Son, Inc. The can is white with red and black text. On the front of the can in the top half is the brand name “Maryland / House” in black, stylistic font. Behind the text on the front is a light gray graphic of a house with a large, two-story portico. Below the graphic in red block text is “FRESH / OYSTERS” with the net contents of the can printed below that. On the left side of the can printed in red and black text is “PERISHABLE / KEEP / REFRIGERATED / DISTRIBUTED BY / H. B. KENNERLY & SON, INC. / NANTICOKE, MD. 21840 / SEE LID FOR SIZE DESIGNATION.” On the back of the can is a recipe for sauteed oysters. The top of the can includes a clear plastic top.
Place used
Nanticoke, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Type
cans
Topic
Business
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.195.7
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56aaf1595-a2cd-47e7-a9d9-9adb813e2e6a
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