Baking Powder Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end is imprinted with “Calument Baking Powder” text and Native American head trademark. William Wright formulated Calumet Baking Powder in Chicago, Illinois in 1889. The powder was named after Calumet City, a town near Chicago. Calumet was also the Native American term for peace pipe, and Calumet used the profile of a Native American in a headdress as its trademark. Calumet was bought by General Foods bought in 1929.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Calumet Baking Powder Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 26.67 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
1979.0441.172
catalog number
1979.0441.172
accession number
1979.0441
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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