Oyster Meat Crate Label

Description (Brief)
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This Sea Plane brand oyster meat crate label was used by the Biloxi Fishermen’s Packing Company of Biloxi, Mississippi during the early 20th century. The label has an image of two oyster shells split apart on the left side, and a central image of a sea plane taking off. The crate contained 8 ounce cans of oyster meat.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Biloxi Fishermen's Packing Co.
Place Made
United States: Mississippi, Biloxi
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 3 in x 9 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.101
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.101
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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