Medicine Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side was used by Barker, Moore & Mein Medicine Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the early 20th century. The crate contained a half dozen bottles, sold for 84 cents. The Barker, Moore & Mein Medicine Company sold a variety of powders and liniments for medicinal purposes, and were well-known for their “Komic” picture souvenirs that depicted a variety of mishaps that could be solved by the company’s products.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Barker, Moore & Mein Medicine Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 7 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 29.845 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1979.0441.146
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.146
subject
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
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Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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