Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

5. Labels, & Advertising Ephemera

5.7. Seafood Labels, New Brunswick, British Columbia, c. 1950-1960

Fish Canning History

"The advent of canning provided a lucrative market for the fishing industry in Canada. By 1850 herring adn shellfish were being processed on the east coast and salmon canning went into operation on the west coast, when Alexander Ewan opened the first cannery in New Westminster, British Columbia. The industry quickly expanded and many canneries opened their doors, becoming the impetus for population of many coastal communities. The tremendous number of fishing operations resuleted in the necessity for conservatoin of salmon and the first salmon hatchery was constructed in 1883. The fishing boon also led to the uniionization of fishermen ans subsequent managerial organizations of fishermen and subsequent managerial organizations.
Forty-two canneries amalgamated to form the British Columbia Packers Association in 1902. Improved technology, in both fishing fishing and canning, provided employment for a large percentage of the coastal population as it continues to do today."

Captions:
(top)
Blue Shoals Brand Clams, Chamcook Seafoods, Ltd., Chamcook, New Brunswick
(middle)
Cap'n John Brand Clam Bouillon, Chamcook, New Brunswick
(bottom)
Paramount Pink Salmon, Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia