Dominion Canners Crate - Log Cabin Brand Corn

Dominion Canners Crate - Log Cabin Brand Corn


This Dominion Canners crate once contained labels for Log Cabin brand corn

The crate can be dated to the 1920's by the use of the name Dominion Canners which changed to Canadian Canners in 1923 as well as the design of the label pasted on the end, which may be a work of art from a yet to be famous Group of Seven artist, several of whom were employed by lithographers to create the images used on the labels. You can read all about the history of Dominion Canners here:

In the early days of the industry, many labels were designed by artists who gave free rein to their imaginations. Most of the famous "GROUP OF SEVEN" were employed by lithographers, their wages enabling them to paint for pleasure on weekends. A.Y. Jackson tells about his experience at about age thirteen in his autobiography "A Painter 1 s Country":

"I started work as an office boy with a lithographing
company .•• In idle moments between running messages,
I used to make drawings .•. The boss, seeing these
drawings one day, put me in the art department .••
Mostly we designed labels for beer bottles or tinned
vegetables. The hours were long and the wages low"

This crate is in excellent condition and displays the history of Canadian food manufacture beautifully

Measures 22.5 " L x 12" W x 5"D

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