Missing mascot: Why is Mr. Peanut absent from this canister?

Missing mascot: Why is Mr. Peanut absent from this canister?

Amedeo Obici arrived in the United States from Italy in the late 19th century when he was 11 years old. After several years working as a bellhop and fruit vendor in Scranton, Pa., he moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and began operating a horse-drawn fruit cart. Obici invested in a peanut roaster which he would eventually …

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