Americans: Squaw Peas

Original label part of a private collection. Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian
December 28, 2017
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Advertising label featuring Native American woman
Original label part of a private collection. Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian

This Squaw Brand canned peas label features a woman and her infant. Native American women are commonly featured in advertising as the gatherers of food. The Centerville Canning Company was using this dated imagery to convey “fresh.” Squaw Brand Choice Sifted Peas label, 1920s. Original label part of a private collection.

Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian

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