Evaporated Milk Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This end panel of a Borden’s Evaporated Milk shipping crate bears the imprint of the company’s stylized Lady Liberty logo, who made her first appearance on Borden’s Peerless Brand Evaporated Milk in 1914. Gail Borden Jr. patented his method for producing condensed milk by vacuum in 1856 and established the New York Condensed Milk Company in 1857. The company changed its name to the Borden Condensed Milk Company in 1899, which was simplified to the Borden Company in 1919.
Currently not on view
referenced business
Borden Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 in x 12 1/4 in; 22.86 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History