Shrimp Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate label contained Marine brand fancy shrimp shipped and packed by Marine Products Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana during the early 20th century. The label has an image of a shrimp on the left with a shield in the center that reads, “These goods have been inspected and quality approved by Marine Products Inc., New Orleans, distributors.” The image on the right shows a mermaid blowing a horn above a box full of shrimp.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Marine Products, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 in x 11 in; 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
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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