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This canning lid liner advertises the Consolidated Fruit Jar Company, of New York, was recovered from Constitution Hall, in Lecompton. The company's initials, C F J C, are intertwined in the center with a diamond shape. The diamond dates the liner's manufacture to 1878-1882. However, the Consolidated Fruit Jar Company did not manufacture the line, instead they required the glass makers they supported to use the trademark. The reverse side has a "D" mark. Constitution Hall was named a National Historical Landmark for its role in the 1857 Lecompton Constitution and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The hall was constructed in 1855 and functioned in a variety of different roles. In the summer and fall of 1988 Kansas Historic Society archeologists excavated at the site, trying to trace the building's construction history prior to renovation.

Date: 1878-1882

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Item Number: 457495
Call Number: 14DO321-199
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457495

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