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Object ID 003636

Object Name Ward's paradise fruit cake container

Object Desc Circular gray tin container that once held fruit cake.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003256

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

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords food,cans,Ward Baking Co.,Paradise fruit cake,

Title Ward's paradise fruit cake container

Description Gray circular fruit cake container. Net weight 2.5 pounds. Has a picture of a fruit cake on it. Black trim along the edges of the lid. The body has a black stripe with orange lettering.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 8

Circumference 26

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ward Baking Co.

Maker Details Founded in 1849 in New York City by Robert Boyd Ward. In 1921 Robert's grandson William Ward took over the company and renamed it Continental Baking Company in 1925.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3256



Date SEP 18,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Very discolored-the silver is chipped and flaked off.


Date SEP 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin