Shrimp Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shrimp shipping crate label was manufactured by the Dunbar-Dukate Company, founded in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1881. Dunbar-Dukate was a seafood packaging and distribution company. This crate label features a shrimp in the center, and claims to be cooked sufficiently for salads, mayonnaise, and all cold dishes. In 1912 Dunbar and Dukate were forced by court order to re-organize because of their anti-competitive practices in the oyster and shrimp market.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
G. W. Dunbar's Sons Inc.
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 1/8 in x 11 in; 20.6375 cm x 27.94 cm
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
United States: Mississippi, Biloxi
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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