Blanke's Happy Thought Coffee Tin, St. Louis, MO 1920

This is a Happy Thought Coffee tin made by C. F. Blanke Coffee, Tea & Spice Company based in St. Louis, MO 1910. The company later expanded to Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City, Missouri. The Happy Thought Coffee tin is designed to look like a piece of luggage with buckled straps. The C.F. Blanke Company was a main advertiser during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The promotional ads during the fair helped propel the Blanke’s brand coffee business nationwide.