Baked Ham Sack

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

second half 20th century

GUSN

GUSN-259244

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

Descriptive Terms

bags (generic containers)
linen (material)
thread
synthetic
weaving
machine sewing (technique)
log (wood)
Linen
Bag

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Merchandising T&E

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Helen R. Haddad; Mr. William G. Rogerson, Esq.; Mr. Henry P. Rogerson; Mr. Edward S. Rogerson

Accession Number

2001.219

Places

Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Virginia (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Smithfield (Isle of Wight county, Virginia)