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Object ID 001417

Object Name Valley Queen Coffee can

Object Desc Metal cylinder with lid. Coffee can for Valley Queen Brand. Paper label around sides with image of girl in hat.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001881a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910s

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords beverages,coffee,Wilson Mercantile Company,cans,tins,Valley Queen Coffee,

Title Valley Queen Coffee can

Description Metal, cylinder coffee can. Has round lid that cannot be removed. Paper label around can. Image of girl in hat at center on both sides. At top text, "Valley Queen / Brand". At bottom text reads, "Steel Cut / Coffee / Wilson Mercantile Co. / Distributors - Wausau and Rhinelander. Wis."


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.25

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details includes lid; lid cannot be removed.

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wilson Mercantile Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1881a-b



Date FEB 6,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Lid cannot be removed. A- lid has light scratches. White marks from liquid at top. Edges are worn and bronze color is worn away. B- label is in poor condition. At top, around circumference loss of paper. Paper is torn and creased. Discoloration and yellowing around edges. On one side there is writing in blue pencil. Light scratches on paper. Dent on front at lower edge at center. Bottom of can is tarnished with light scratches.


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin