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Object ID # 1986.018.004
Object Name Can, Food Storage
Title Refugee Beans Can
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Artist Garden City Canning Co., St. Catharines, Ont.
Made Garden City Canning Co.
Place of Origin Ontario
Description GARDEN CITY BRAND "Refugee Beans" labelled can. The metal top of the can is perforated centrally, and partially cut and lifted up. The lithographed label has red and blue and yellow and white printing. It depicts a blond boy with a wide brimmed hat. The other side has an illustration of green beans inside a laurel.
Provenance Found inside a residential wall during renovations to a home in Owen Sound, Grey County. It was found with several other cans of the c.1908-1928 time period.

As it was packed in St. Catharines, Ontario, by the Garden City Canning Co., it would have been shipped to Owen Sound by train, and sold in a grocery store.

Last owned by William J. Quigley of Owen Sound.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Tin/Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions H-13 Dia-8.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A commercially-prepared unit container of green beans, packed at a cannery