Can Label, "Defender Brand Tomatoes," 1913-1918

Summary

Labels of the late 19th to early-20th-centuries were colorful and eye-catching. Skilled lithographers created these labels for packing companies to attract customers' attention and encourage them to purchase their company's product over their competitors'. This label for Defender Brand Tomatoes was designed by Simpson and Doeller, a prominent lithograph company for can labels out of Baltimore, Maryland.

Labels of the late 19th to early-20th-centuries were colorful and eye-catching. Skilled lithographers created these labels for packing companies to attract customers' attention and encourage them to purchase their company's product over their competitors'. This label for Defender Brand Tomatoes was designed by Simpson and Doeller, a prominent lithograph company for can labels out of Baltimore, Maryland.

Artifact

Can label

Date Made

1913-1918

Collection Title

Label Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.311.49

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Out of the West Publishing.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Lithography

Color

Blue
Red
Yellow
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in

Width: 13.75 in

Inscriptions

on front: DEFENDER / BRAND / TOMATOES / Packed by / DEFENDER PACKING CO. / TRAPPE, MD.

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