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Title: Label for can of Boss Brand Columbia River salmon, circa 1890

Accession Number: 1999.34.2
Type: salmon can label
Place: USA, OR, Portland; USA, Columbia River
Date: Circa 1890
Materials: paper
Description: Salmon can label; 3 color (white, gold, bronze) label with elaborate illustrations of a net, a mans head; and a small schooner in a harbor (SALMON HUNTER); left side reads from top to bottom "BOSS/ BRAND/ EVERY CAN GUARANTEED./ SPRING CATCH./ COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON."; center reads "ALL SALMON PACKED UNDER/ THIS BRAND IS THE FIRST/ PICK OF OUR SPRING CATCH/ OF/ COLUMBIA RIVER FISH"; right side (with illustration of the schooner) reads "PACKED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE/ PILLAR ROCK PACKING CO./ PILLAR ROCK, WASH./ EVERDING & FARRELL,/ SOLE AGENTS./ PORTLAND, OREGON."

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