Containers – especially bottles and tins – usually outlast their contents. The rigors of northern freighting require sturdy containers and while the contents may be long gone, the Dawson City Museum has hundreds of containers. They have been collected over the past few decades.
The boxes, bottles, and tins displayed here provide a good sampling of the museum’s historic artifact collection. Many were manufactured thousands of miles away while others were made for local Klondike businesses.
Notice the frequency of cures, cosmetics and beverages. Does that say something about life in the Klondike?
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