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Tin ginger box

1998.1014 (RS23779)

Description

Square tin box, marked "Stem Ginger." Painted green with yellow print. Yellow border around lid. Vantine's trademarks on several places. Filled with early 20th century cake candle holders.

Details

Label
In exhibit: "Boston Close Up" at the SPNEA One Bowdoin Square Gallery, November 9, 1999 - February 12, 2000.
Maker
American Can. Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1906-1920
Inscriptions
Painted: Top of box: ""STEM GINGER/ A.A. VANTINE & CO. IMPORTERS."" Front side: ""STEM GINGER/ TRADEMARK"" Right side: ""A.A. VANTINE & CO./ WHOLESALE/ NEW YORK"" Back side: ""CHINA & JAPAN/ INDIA & CEYLON/ TEA & CONDIMENTS/ AMERICAN CAN CO. 11A"" Left side: ""A.A. VANTINE & CO./ RETAIL/ Guaranteed...under the food and drugs act, June 30, 1906...""
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX, SPICE
packaging
spice boxes
Tin
tin (metal)
People and organizations
A.A. Vantine & Co.
Dimensions
3 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1014
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19255

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