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Object ID 001260

Object Name Joannes French Breakfast Coffee Can

Object Desc An empty tin can with lid that used to contain coffee made by the Joannes Bros. Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001078a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords coffee,tins,French Breakfast (brand),cans,beverages,Joannes Bros. Co.,

Title Joannes French Breakfast Coffee Can

Description An empty coffee tin can with lid that was made by the Joannes Bros. Co. The colors on the can are red, white, and gold. The lid does not have any color on the top. It is gold around the lip. The front label of the coffee can says Joannes French Breakfast Coffee in white with a red background. To the left in a white rectangle box it says the brand name again and it is has the vaccum pack process that preserves the original aroma and flavor. To the left of that label in a white vertical rectangle it says Green Bay Wis. The right label has the same layout. The white rectangle says the brand name and is a combination of rich, fine flavored coffees blended scientifically to meet the most critical taste. Then in the vertical rectangle is says Joannes Bros. Co.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 15.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The lid is .5" in height.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Joannes Bros. Co.

Maker Details Mitchell Joannes and brothers Charles and Thomas founded Joannes Bros. Co. and operated a chain of grocery stores. The Joannes Building, built in 1872 in the 100 block of South Washington Street, was torn down in 1959. The Joannes Bros. business was sold in 1957 to Supervalu Stores of Minneapolis. The building was torn down in 1959.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001078a-b



Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The can has some stains on the label and a lot of edge wear. It is a little tarnished.


Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 19,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 9 - automatic entry by admin