Spice Tin

Green-painted, cylindrical container with friction-fit, low-domed cover bearing a red-bordered, white paper label inscribed in cursive script (in black ink) "Ground / Ginger"; contains spice. Cover and container are made in two pieces, one-piece sides have vertical lapped seams while cover top and flat bottom are attached with folded edges; container has plain rim with raised bead below. No marks. One of six canisters with spice box, DL*257491.0028-.0034.
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, spice
date made
mid 19th to early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
paper (label material)
ink (label material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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