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Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910

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Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910

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This tiny little red clay bean pot was used in the Jameson & Wotton store to measure out a scoop of Boston Baked Bean candy for a penny. These candy coated peanuts looked like little baked beans and were a popular confection made by NECCO, the New England Confectionary Co. The letters "OK" are inscribed on the front of the pot.

Larger bean pots were a mainstay of Maine kitchens, and homemade baked beans were a Saturday night tradition in many homes.

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  • Title: Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Friendship
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: red clay
  • Dimensions: 4 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Friendship Museum
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
(207) 832-4899
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LC Subject Headings

Cookery--Maine--Friendship
Pottery--Maine--Friendship

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bean pot
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