Chocolate Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained chocolate produced by Walter Baker & Company Ltd. of Dorchester, Massachusetts during the early 20th century. The crate side features a central image of a woman carrying a tray with a mug and a glass of water. The logo comes from the painting “The Chocolate Girl” by Jean-Étienne Liotard, which the company adopted as its trademark in 1883.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Walter Baker & Co. Ltd.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 1/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 20.6375 cm x 24.13 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston, Dorchester
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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