12 lb Solitaire Peanut Butter
Can is without its lid. Front and back are text is the same. Also depicted are three children, a boy and two girls. The boy on the left is holding a slice of bread spread with peanut butter. In the middle is a girl, yellow curls, whit cap on head, holding a tray of six bread slices aprad with peanut butter, on her left is another girl, short dark hair, holding a slice of bread spread with peanut butter to her mouth. On each side of this is text with peanut butter sandwich below.
-This item was collected by Don Wilson, an antique dealer who collected items related to/from the Morey Mercantile.
-See also HCC MSS .714
-The C.S. Morey Mercantile Company was founded in Denver in 1884 (C.S. Morey or Chester Stephen Morey was born in Wisconsin, served in the Civil War and attended the Eastman Business College in Chicago in 1867. In 1872 he settled in New Mexico for health reasons and worked as a western sales rep for Sprague & Warner & Co. who helped him start his own business in Denver in 1884). In 1901 Morey's son J.W. joined the company eventually taking over as president. The popular Solitaire brand was started in 1902. In 1905 J.W. Morey married Mable Feldhauser and they had one daughter Katherine Laura (who later married John A. Ferguson--see HCC 84.436.1-.5. In 1910 the company changed its name to The Morey Mercantile Company and by 1925 occupied 253,000 square feet in downtown Denver. The company remained an important Colorado business until it closed in 1956.
-See also article by William L. Myatt, Colorado Magazine 1961--copy in DFA object file
*Printed front and back, black/white ink: "NET WEIGHT - 12 POUNDS / Solitaire / PEANUT / BUTTER / PACKED AND FULLY GUARANTEED BY / THE MOREY MERCANTILE CO., / DENVER, COLO."
*Printed on left and right side of above, same text in white: "Solitaire / PEANUT / BUTTER"