Packaging and Advertising Sudan Spice Cans

Spice cans

We are attracted to good design in all forms. These three Sudan spice “tins” are an early example of packaging design and branding. They are from Wesco Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio. Discovered with some spice still inside, they are in excellent vintage condition, the printed dense cardboard containers with removable “pry” tin tops are for ginger, mustard, and celery seed. The graphics, including Genie type man with balance scales on his shoulders and colors including golden yellow and bright green with black accent make great display pieces for those with interest in graphic design, packaging, or cooking. Identifiable marks date these tins from 1931.