Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910
Contributed by Friendship Museum
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.
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
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