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How Sweet It Is

Spice tin, Brunswick, ca. 1950

Spice tin, Brunswick, ca. 1950

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Pejepscot Historical Society

Even with our changing tastes and expectations of desserts, our memories last a lifetime. We still like the taste of real cinnamon and the smell of cookies baking in the oven.

This circular tin spice box from the 1950s, is not too dissimilar from Martha Skolfield's spice box from the 1890s, seen at the beginning of this exhibit.

The difference in shape, material, and color does not change its use: to hold and organize spices for the purpose of baking. This spice tin holds five smaller cylinder boxes inside. The smaller tins are labeled: Allspice, Cinnamon, Ginger, Mustard, Pepper.


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