SuchardAfter 1900

German Historical Museum

German Historical Museum
Berlin, Germany

Tin cans with their diverse motifs are ambassadors of past advertising worlds. A significant private collection of some 6000 goods containers was added to the DHM in 1994. The image motifs, graphic design and color as well as the product range paint a rich cultural-historical panorama from the late 19th century to the 1960s. The enlargement of the Suchard can seen here exemplifies the production: In the early days, manufacturers used the printing process of chromolithography, which appears as a "dotted" surface.


  • Title: Tin can „CACAO SUCHARD“
  • Creator: Suchard
  • Date Created: After 1900
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 x 10,3 x 10,3 cm
  • Subject Keywords: advertising
  • Rights: Deutsches Historisches Museum; Text: Rosmarie Beier-de Haan
  • External Link: DHM collection database
  • Medium: sheet iron
  • Photographer: Thomas Bruns
  • Inventory no.: AK 94/516.5823

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