1900-1919 Antique Vtg ORIGINAL TIN CAN w/ LABEL Corn NR

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 05, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Got this out of an old barn in central Ohio. Reasonably sturdy (isn't crumbling in our hands), but this is an old can that was in a barn for about 100 years. It has some paper loss, stains, rust, and fading. The bottom of the can was originally removed (top is still intact, although dented). The label is still firmly attached. This is what I can read on the label: EDGEWOOD BRAND SUGAR CORN SHOE PEG CORN Packed by SNOW WARD & CO. BALTIMORE, MD Looks like it may have been used as a paint can. That red on the inside flakes off, and the inside of the can doesn't look as rusty as you'd expect. There are "paint-y thumbprints" on the outside of the can label, as if someone were hold the can while painting. I know that I'm being VERY critical about the condition of this can, but I've never sold anything like this before. I don't want to make this out to be a piece of junk, though. Not at all. I've never seen one in this condition before (doesn't mean there aren't nicer, it's just that they don't show up around like this). It would be a very nice addition to someone's Primitive-style Kitchen. Snow, Ward & Co. was in business in Baltimore BEFORE 1900 and at least through 1920 (looked the owner, Henry Snow, up on ). The label appears to be VERY old, and the can sits very firmly and steadily on a flat surface. Any questions, please ask ... read more