Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This side portion of a Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company shipping crate is imprinted with the company’s Star trademark. Liggett and Myers had been in the tobacco business since 1822, and incorporated in 1873 in St. Louis, Missouri. By 1885 Liggett and Myers was the largest manufacturer of plug tobacco, a molasses-sweetened form of chewing tobacco sold under their “Star” brand.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 2 1/2 in x 13 in; 6.35 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.148
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.148
subject
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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