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Object ID 002215

Object Name Betsy Ross Tea

Object Desc Red cardboard tea tin with metal top and bottom and removable lid, originally containing Betsy Ross orange pekoe and pekoe tea. Packed by Plunkett-Jarell Grocer Co. of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001698a-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 tea,beverages,tins,Plunkett-Jarell Grocer Co.,Betsy Ross,

Title Betsy Ross Tea

Description Red cardboard container with metal top and bottom which originally contained Besty Ross orange pekoe and pekoe tea. Packaged by Plunkett-Jarell Grocer Co. of Little Rock, Arkansas. Metal piece on top is removable. Container has a paper label with red background and image of Betsy Ross holding an American flag. Container originally sold for ten cents.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 0

Width 2.5

Depth 1.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are for the tea container. Removable lid measures 2 1/8" wide and 1 1/8" tall.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Plunkett-Jarell Grocer Co.

Maker Details Little Rock, Arkansas

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1698A-B



Date MAY 17,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Laura Shively

Notes Good condition with some rust on top lid. Label is in good shape with good color and no tears.


Date MAY 17,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin