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Fred Harvey Coffee Can

Fred Harvey Coffee Can

Manufacturer / Maker: Fred Harvey Company

Department: History
Date: 1940s-1950s
Medium: Lithographed tin
Classification: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, Trust and Agency Fund
Object number: PC2007.71.1
DescriptionFred Harvey coffee can, lithographed tin. Fred Harvey Harvey Girl portrait logo bordered by orange and brown design, reading "Fred / Harvey / special blend / Coffee."
On view
Label Text:The Fred Harvey Company packaged its own coffee for use on its Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway service and the Harvey Houses along the railroad line, including Albuquerque's Alvarado Hotel. The can's design features a Harvey Girl, the famous well-trained waitresses hired by the company to serve railroad passengers along the route.
Rev. 11/29/07, Deb Slaney
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"…a railway man wanted fresh coffee and the Alvarado guaranteed that the coffee was not more than one hour old, and they would change and dump out all the coffee of the previous hour." - Bernie May
Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque's Alvarado Hotel, 3/8/09 -- 6/7/09

Fred Harvey Coffee can, 1940s-1950s
Fred Harvey
Lithographed tin
Museum purchase, Trust and Agency Fund
PC2007.71.1