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Title: Slade-Gorton Lilly codfish box

Accession Number: 1999.111.AB
Type: codfish box
Place: USA, MA, Boston; Canada
Materials: wood
Description: Slade-Gorton Lilly brand wooden salt codfish box and lid; slide lid reads "LiLY WHITE/ CHOICE GLOUCESTER STYLE/ Codfish/ NET WT. 16 OZ. (ONE LB.)/ SLADE GORTON & CO./ DISTRIBUTORS, BOSTON, MASS [illegible zip code]"; side of box has directions to make creamed codfish and codfish cakes; end panel has preparation instructions "TO FRESHEN CODFISH FOR USE;/ CUT OR PICK FISH INTO SMALLER PIECES/ SOAK IN COLD WATER 6 TO 8 HOURS/ CHANGING WATER TWICE, IF IN A HURRY,/ COVER PICKED FISH IN COLD WATER AND/ SIMMER, CHANGE WATER AND REPEAT/ SEVERAL TIMES./ PRODUCT OF CANADA"; other side panel repeats lid information.

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