Perhaps this should be saved for a July 4 post, but I'm going to post about it today because it's a set of cans I liked the first time I saw it. In 1976, Canada Dry released a set of nineteen cans, each featuring a different American patriot. I think the cans have a great colonial look to them. I can just imagine George Washington urging his Continental Army not to throw their empty cans into the Delaware River on their way to Trenton. After all, that was way before "Please don't litter" appeared on cans.
But I recently found fifteen of the cans:
They are Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Henry Knox, James Monroe, John Adams, John Hancock, John Jay, John Paul Jones, Martha Washington, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
The four I am missing are Alexander Hamilton, Anthony Wayne, John Hanson and Thomas Johnson (images for these cans came from www.gono.com)
Of course I would eventually like to have a complete collection. Maybe by July 4 of this year I will have found the other four. But I'll keep in mind what Benjamin Franklin said, "He that can have patience can have what he will." Perhaps he was talking about can collecting.