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Object ID 001100

Object Name Kate Smith's Bake-a-Cake Kit

Object Desc Cardboard box that originally contained: Cake flour, baking soda, condensed coconut, and chocolate.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000968

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date 1930

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Kate Smith's Bake-a-Cake Kit,baking,Smith, Kate,cake mix,food,

Title Kate Smith's Bake-a-Cake Kit

Description Red, yellow, blue, and tan cardboard box which would have contained four name-brand cooking materials to bake a cake with: Swans Down Cake Flour, Calumet Baking Powder, Baker's Coconut, and Baker's Chocolate. Box would have also contained two cake pans and recipe leaflets. Price: $0.31


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.25

Length 9.25

Width 2.5

Depth 2.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Kate Smith

Maker Details Smith was born in Greenville, Virginia. Smith began recording in 1926. Her professional musical career began in 1930, when she was discovered by Columbia Records vice president Ted Collins, who became her longtime manager in 50-50 partnership.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY968



Date DEC 13,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Multiple tears on the top flap, repaired with tape. Contents are missing. Edge wear throughout.


Date DEC 13,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin