Welcome to the Cannery Row Sardine
Label Image Library.
The purpose of this
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
Pilchards, Mackerel, Tuna and Squid labels from
San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oxnard,
thumbnails and brief descriptions. I have
with various methods of making image libraries.
trade vintage California Sardines, Pilchards,
Mackerel & Squid
for a list of
labels that are for sale or trade.
The History of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean
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
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
the Monterey Peninsula from its earliest
inhabitants to the
socio-economic disaster following
disappearance of the once "inexhaustible"
supply of sardines.
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