DROSTE CACAO
HAARLEM


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alle Abbildungen: © Armin Konrad
all pictures: © Armin Konrad

"...The confectionery business of Gerardus Johannes Droste opened in Haarlem in the summer of 1863. The customers could buy a cup of waterchocolate and various types of candy, for example chocolate pastilles, officially called 'Pastilles Droste'.
Droste built up a great reputation in these early years and the first Droste factory of the firm G.J. Droste opened on 2 August 1890...the factory was relocated to the Noorder Buiten Spaarne in 1891. The production of cocoa and chocolate started here..."
 

  
from:
http://www.droste.nl/uk/p_ove_01.htm  

Kakaodose A, ca. 1925-1930 ( B:6cm x T:6cm x H:12cm )
Exportdose für Frankreich
Export-tin for France



Vorderseite
front



linke und rechte Seite
left and right side

"...Around 1900 the nurse illustration appeared on the tins of cocoa. This had probably been invented by the commercial artist Jan (Johannes) Musset, who had been inspired by a pastel of the Swiss painter Jean Etienne Liotard: La serveuse de chocolat, also called La belle chocolatière..."

from:
http://www.droste.nl/uk/
p_ove_01.htm
  

"...Around the turn of the century Droste started exporting to Belgium, Germany and France..."

from:
http://www.droste.nl/uk/
p_ove_01.htm
  

 


Deckel
lid



 

Rückseite

back

Kakaodose B, ca. 1914-20 ( B:6cm x T:6cm x H:12cm )



Deckel, Vorderseite, Rückseite und linke Seite wie Dose A.
Lid, front, back and left side as on tin A.


rechte Seite
right side









Detail der 
rechten Seite
Right side, detail

Kakaodose C,  1898-1904 ( B:6cm x T:6cm x H:12cm )


Vorderseite
front



linke Seite
left side

Rechte Seite und Rückseite wie Dose B
right side and back as on tin B

Mit und ohne  "Rotem Kreuz": 
With and without the "Red Cross"



Dose C (Tin C)


Dose A und B
Tin A and B





Kakaodose D, ca. 1920-1930 ( B:5cm x T:5cm x H:10,5cm )
net weight 4oz


Vorderseite
front

rechte und linke Seite
left and right side


Deckel
Lid

Rückseite wie
Dose A
Back as on tin A

In 1905 Droste entered the American market. For the American market a design with farmer and wife (farmboy and farmgirl) was used instead of the "Nurse illustration" of European tins. 


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