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

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Distributed by
H. B. Kennerly & Son, Inc., American, 1935 - 2005
Medium
metal, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 13/16 × 3 5/8 × 3 7/16 in. (7.1 × 9.2 × 8.7 cm)
Type
cans
Place used
Nanticoke, Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
1935-1950
Description
A twelve 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 black and red text for two recipes. The top of the can includes a clear plastic top.
Topic
African American
Business
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.195.8
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture