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Collection Name Agriculture Collection
Title Premium Sweet Corn
Date ca. 1871-1890
Description Label for produce can, with captions "PREMIUM SWEET CORN" and "D. J. TYSEN JR. / STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK." The label has two horizontal rectangular panels with red background and black and red decorative borders. The panel at left features a chromolithograph illustration of an ear of corn. The panel at right has a monogram of intertwined initials "D J T" inside a circle, and additional text including cooking instructions, "Open Can on bottom. / Cook with a little butter and / milk, and season to taste." A small inscription in white indicates the label was produced by "PRICE BROS. N.Y."
(Keywords: New York)

(This is a description of a single item within the Agriculture Collection. See collection record and/or item records of the same collection for additional information.)
Biography and History David J. Tysen, Jr. (1841-1929) was an attorney, businessman, farmer, and real estate developer. A tin shop and canning factory at New Dorp, Staten Island was one of his many profitable enterprises. Tysen was the son of David J. and Elizabeth (Lake) Tysen; his childhood home was relocated from New Dorp and is now part of Historic Richmond Town.

Price Brothers, label printers, were located at 67 Duane Street, New York in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The firm later relocated to Bridgeton, New Jersey.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent Label measures 4.25 inches high x 11.25 inches wide.
Catalog Number MS232.000.ITEM.0003
Object Name Label
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS232.000
Subjects Agriculture
Canned foods
Earliest Date 1871
Latest Date 1890
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Tysen, David J. 2nd
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.