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Object ID 002470

Object Name Choice Family Lard Can

Object Desc Large, cream colored can for "Choice Family Lard."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002212

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date 1912

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Choice Family brand,Lard,Tins,cooking,

Title Choice Family Lard Can

Description Large, cream-colored can with a gold-colored lid. Handle built in.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 7.5

Circumference 23.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Diameter and circumference measured at widest point.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ernst H. Westphal

Maker Details Ernst H. Westphal was likely a farmer in Oshkosh in the early 20th century, and his name shows up in an Oshkosh city directory from 1912.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2212



Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Minor to moderate rust and edgewear on a majority of the can's surfaces. Lid has multiple dents in it.


Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 4, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin