Baked beans Catelli sign showing a can.


In 1867, an Italian immigrant by the name of Carlo O. Catelli founded Canada’s first pasta plant in Montréal. He began by making macaroni and vermicelli and expanded the line to include local products such as baked beans, which are actually American.

Advertising sign, ca. 1940
Wood, 48 x 128 cm
Musée de la civilisation, gift of Jean Lacasse, 90-3019


Transcription and translation

Baked beans


Baked in the oven

As at home