Crab meat must have been much cheaper than it is now back in the old days because I see quite a few recipes that use it, even in the Depression Era. Few of these recipes are anything resembling a crabcake, mostly they are some sort of deviled crab in a can doctored with more butter and a few spices. I come from Maryland so I certainly like crab but the thought of canned deviled crab gives me the heebee-jeebee's. This particular ad is for a company that I can't even locate anymore. The ad is from 1912 so it's not surprising. The company is located in Hampton Va. so it's almost certainly Smith Island crabs. There's been a bit of a "war" down there for over a century between Marylanders and Virginians over crabbing rights in the waters around Smith Island. These days I don't think it matters much anymore. The last time I purchased a can of claw meat it was sourced from the Philippines, sad... really sad.