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Object ID 001198

Object Name Fern Park Mixed Vegetables

Object Desc An empty tin can with lid that used to contain mixed vegetables made by L. Klein.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001026

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General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cans,food,Fern Park (brand),L. Klein Company,canned food,

Title Fern Park Mixed Vegetables

Description This is an empty tin can that used to contain mixed vegetables. It was made by L. Klein. The label on the can has three parts. The entire label has a red background. The first part of the the label is meant to be the front of the label. In bold white letters it says Fern Park above an image of mixed vegetables liek lettuce and corn. on the bottom in a rectangle white box is written mixed vegetables in blue. At the top of the label it says the contents contain 1lb 4 oz. The second part to the label is to the right of the front label. It is an image of the letters l and k in yellow on a black background. The back of the label again says Fern Park and below it is the companies logo and name L. Klein. Also, where it is located Halsted, 14th and Liberty Chicago. In the middle it repeats the net weight of the can. It does not look like it is on the original can.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3

Circumference 10

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker L. Klein Company

Maker Details Could not find much on the company. It started in 1869 and filed bankruptcy in 1947. It was a successful company during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The can itself comes from the 1920s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001026



Date JAN 11,2014

Summary Excellent

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes There a few minor rips and some edgewear to the label.