Store display/ tin

Object Number: 
2002.1.3189
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
10 x 10 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.
Description: 
A large dark green store display tin shaped like a book with a red binding and a stylized oyster shell pattern around the edges. The front reads in beige with red borders "The Herold/ By/ H. Valvatne", and on the binding in gold "The Herold By Valvatne/ Published At Sunde Norway/ B.M. Shipman/ New York/ Sole Agent". The lid of the tin opens on a hinge to expose a light green store display sign with a lithograph of an open sardine tin surrounded by the words, in red and gold, "The Herold Smoked Sardines/ Highest Quality/ Olive Oil/ Packed By / H. Valvatne/ Sunde Norway."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group