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Tin/ Food

Object Number: 
2002.1.895
Date: 
1906-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 in.
Description: 
This tiny rectangular tin is brown with a color lithograph of a woman in a pink dress and reads "Lowney's/ Breakfast Cocoa" on the front and back. The side has directions. The bottom is printed "We put no cocoa in this can. If spilled by the children, it is hard to get out of carpets and clothing", indicating that this tin was a toy rather than a sample.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group