My Grandmother, May, was born in 1880. I'd say that this photo of her was taken for her 18th Birthday in 1898. She married in 1908 and her first child, Maisie, was born in 1909, followed in 1914 by my father Allan and his brother, Ronald in 1918.
These tins I remember from girlhood, visiting Grandma at Mont Albert. She later came to live with us for fifteen years and I suppose the tins came with her! I'm proud to say that I still have them; they'd be quite rare.
This is the reverse side. I love the 'Methods of Serving' on the Dessert Prunes tin.
- AS A CONFECTION - Place fruit straight from can in suitable dishes on the table in same manner as sweets are served.
- COLD DESSERT - Serve fruit direct from can with cream.
- HOT DESSERT - Place required quantity in a suitable vessel, half cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes. Do not allow to boil. Add sugar, cinnamon, or lemon to taste. Serve with cream or custard.
DELICIOUS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR DINNER.
INCLUDE PRUNES IN YOUR DAILY MENU FOR HEALTH'S SAKE.