Object ID 001563
Object Name Pacific Peanut Butter can
Object Desc Gold color tin bucket with black label. The tin bucket once contained Pacific Peanut Butter manufactured by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001275
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords peanut butter,A&P,tins,Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea,Pacific Peanut Butter,cans,food,
Title Pacific Peanut Butter can
Description Gold color tin bucket with black label. The tin bucket once contained Pacific Peanut Butter manufactured by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
Maker Details The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a supermarket and liquor store chain in the United States. What is now A&P began in 1859; it established a small chain of retail tea and coffee stores in New York City and a national mail order business. It grew to 70 stores by 1878. In the late 19th century, A&P, still a tea and coffee company, became the country's first grocery chain. At the turn of the century, it operated almost 200 stores. The company grew dramatically after introducing the economy store concept in 1912, growing to 1,600 stores in 1915. After World War I, the company opened stores offering meat and produce. In 1930 the company, now the world's largest retailer, reached $1 billion in sales with 16,000 stores. In 1936, A&P adopted the self-serve supermarket concept and opened 4,000 larger stores by 1950
Date FEB 23,2014
Summary very good
Assessor Dulce Ramos
Notes Tin has minor scratches.