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large can
  • Mexico
  • large can, 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • metal, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 24.5 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 9 5/8 x 9 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5508
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The large square can was used for carrying water. The top has been removed. Each side has the same label: white with green text on the top and red with white text on the bottom.

The top portion reads:
LINEA CALZADO [in green]
[there is a green hexagonal design next to the red text, at an angle] LEANSE LAS INSTRUCCIONES
ANTES DE USARSE
RESISTOL [in green]

The bottom portion reads:
3080
PEGAMENTO PARA ZAPATOS
[there is a paragraph of small text that appears to be uses or ingredients]
[white hexagonal design]
HECHO EN MEXICO
INDUSTRIAS
RESISTOL SA

These are normally carried in pairs, sometimes joined by rope or wire to a yoke.