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Baked Ham Sack

Description

Yellow [F.F.V.] brand Virginia Ham linen sack; red and black printed inscriptions; small illustration of a smoldering log fire; manufacturer's stamps and serving instructions; machine woven and machine sewn with synthetic white thread.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
second half 20th century
Inscriptions
"FULLY COOKED" (printed)
"14" (red)
"F.F.V [registered trademark symbol]/ COUNTRY BRAND/ VIRGINIA HAM/ CURED WITH: SALT AND POTASSIUM NITRATE./ HICTORY SMOKED/ SKINNED/ NET WEIGHT"/ [handwritten in black ink] "Approx 12"; [printed] ___LBS. ___OZS." (printed)
"U.S./ INSPECTED/ AND PASSED BY/ DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/ EST. 382" (stamped)
"JORDAN'S VIRGINIA HAM COMPANY/ SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA 23430/ ESTABLISHED 1840 AT SMITHFIELD, VA/ A SMITHFIELD FOODS COMPANY" (printed)
"F.F.V./ COUNTRY BRAND HAM/ SERVING SUGGESTIONS:/ NO. 1 - THIS HAM IS FULLY COOKED AND REQUIRES NO/ FURTHER HEATING - JUST SLICE AND SERVE./ NO. 2 - IF PREFERRED, THIS HAM Y BE BAKED AND SERVED/ HOT. SIMPLY HEAT THOROUGHLY IN MODERATE OVEN./ TAKE FROM OVEN AND REMOVE SKIN FROM SHANK/ PORTION CAREFULLY - AVOID TEARING FAT, TRIM FAT,/ SPRINKLE GENEROUSLY WITH BLACK PEPPER, THEN/ COVER WITH THICK LAYER OF BROWN SUGAR. BAKE/ LONG ENOUGH TO GET A RICH , BROWN COLOR, BAST-/ ING FREQUENTLY WITH SHERRY, SWEET CIDER OR/ PINEAPPLE JUICE." (red and black)
Material
linen (material)
machine sewing (technique)
synthetic
thread
weaving
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Smithfield (Isle of Wight county, Virginia)
Virginia (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bag
bags (generic containers)
Linen
linen (material)
log (wood)
machine sewing (technique)
synthetic
thread
weaving
Dimensions
20 1/2 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.219
Credit Line
Gift from Mrs. Helen R. Haddad; Mr. William G. Rogerson, Esq.; Mr. Henry P. Rogerson; Mr. Edward S. Rogerson
GUSN
259244

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