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Illustration Art, Food Can Label, West Road Brand, Wisconsin Peas, Antique Painting, Early 20th Century
West Road Brand Wisconsin Early June Peas, Watertown Canning Co., Watertown, Wis.
Minneapolis: c. 1906-1920
Gouache and ink on card stock
Stamped verso by Kimball-Storer Co.
4.125 x 11 inches
Hand-painted original illustration art created for the Kimball-Storer Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is one of a group of six designs for canned food companies in Minnesota and Wisconsin that we are offering separately. Each is in a graphic style influenced by Art Nouveau. Although they are undated, most have text referring to the Food and Drugs Act of June 30, 1906. Other information about companies for which the labels were made suggests that as a group, the labels were produced no later than around 1920.
Illustrated with a cluster of open and closed green pea pods and a landscape of a tree-lined country road with a house and a steeple. Hand-lettered text includes: “Guaranteed by Watertown Canning Co. Under the Food and Drugs Act, June 30 1906. Serial No. 47815. Contenents [sic] 1 lb. 4 oz.”