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Lobster Labels

Nova Scotians love lobsters and we've loved them for a long time! We've also been canning and shipping them around the world since at least the 1830s, when the province's first commercial cannery began in Yarmouth. By the early 1900s, Roberts, Simpson and Co. had become the largest lobster exporters in the world, with canneries in Halifax, Yarmouth, Charlottetown, PE and Vancouver, BC. The labels displayed here are from a scrapbook compiled by the company between 1880 and 1938, and include samples from canneries throughout Nova Scotia. Some of the labels presented below include recipes for cooking and serving lobster. If you like what you see, visit our Flickr site to explore more!


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Scrapbook scan 201317321
Atlantic Coast Fresh Lobster 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17. p.48 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317322
Celebrated Unicorn Brand Fresh Preserved Lobster 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 46 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317323
Chebucto Packing Company 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 46 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317324
Fresh Northern Lobster Crown Brand 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 57 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317325
St. Lawrence Bay Fresh Lobster 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 42 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317326
L.M. and Company 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 53 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317327
Newfoundland Packing Company 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 27 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317328
R.H. Curry 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 40 

Topic: Lobster Labels
Scrapbook scan 201317329
Red Cross Brand 
Reference no.: Scrapbook Nova Scotia Archives MG 6, Vol. 32, No. 17, p. 41 

Topic: Lobster Labels

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