Welcome to the Cannery Row Sardine Label Image Library.
The purpose of this site is to preserve and encourage historical study and interest in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and the Monterey sardine fishing and canning industries. These vintage sardine labels are an artistic record of the Monterey sardine industry. The Image Library contains vintage California sardine, pilchard, mackerel, squid and tuna can labels. To see the labels go to here.

Sardine Labels
Vintage Sardines, Pilchards, Mackerel, Tuna and Squid labels from Monterey,
San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oxnard, California. (1920-1960s)

Try the NEW! experimental library with thumbnails and brief descriptions. I have been experimenting with various methods of making image libraries. This one was made using iPhoto on a Mac using OSX 10.2. The previous version was made in Photoshop using the Automate/Web Photo Gallery function. I prefer this version but I still think there must be a better tool out there for dummies to easily make photo libraries that can be updated. Let me know what you think. -Ed.

Sardine Labels
We buy & trade vintage California Sardines, Pilchards, Mackerel & Squid labels.

Go here to see a list of labels that are for sale or trade.

Cannery Row Book

NEW! Cannery Row:
The History of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean view Avenue

by Michael Kenneth Hemp is now available and you can buy your copy here. See Cannery Row as it really was through archive photos of professional Monterey photographers. This book also serves as an indispensable companion reference to all of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row literature: "Cannery Row" (1945), "Sweet Thursday" (1954), and "Log From The Sea of Cortez" (1951). 178 archival photos from the Pat Hathaway Historical Photo Collection of California Views illustrate  the evolution of the Monterey Peninsula from its earliest inhabitants to the socio-economic disaster following the disappearance of the once "inexhaustible" supply of sardines.



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