Jenn uncovered the baffling find when she went to fix the crumbling plaster in her dining room walls.
Upon her discovery there was a full unopened can of Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco.
“They were stacked from about the middle of the wall all the way down to the floor.
I don’t think there would have been a way for the owner to get at the cans unless they broke the plaster and removed the laths,” Jenn explained.
They were pulling off the old worn out wallpaper when Shane noticed a red, metal can. He then pulled out another and another until there were 18 piles of metal tins stacked up on the kitchen table.
As luck would have it the Librarian was Wendall Nelson and he once wrote a book about old homes in their town called “Houses That Grew” and Jenn’s house was one of the homes featured.
A series of note cards were created to accompany this touring collection and highlight specific information about select cans.
These informational cards can be found with their corresponding can in this collection, or by selecting the direct link below.
Jenn plans to sell or get rid of many of the 88 tobacco containers.
“I will probably keep some of the tins,” she said, “and I’ll have to hear ‘Do you have Prince Albert in a can?