FROM TIN TO TABLE: THE ART OF THE SALMON LABEL

May 16 – August 26, 2018; Old City Hall

Curated by Jeff Jewell, Photo Archives Historian

Salmon can labels have long been collected for their variety and beauty, a decorative prize for the avid recycler. The labels reproduced in this exhibit all originated with Pacific American Fisheries (PAF), headquartered in Fairhaven at the foot of Harris Avenue. PAF, which was founded in 1899 and operated until 1965, was once the world’s largest canning company. See historic photos, label reproductions, and prints at this new exhibit on the first floor of Old City Hall, then head upstairs to the Maritime History Gallery to learn more about Bellingham’s maritime heritage and industry.