Salmon Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Happy-Vale brand pink salmon that was shipped by the Emery Food Company of Chicago, Illinois. The crate contained four dozen one-pound packages of Happy-Vale salmon.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Emery Food Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 1/2 in x 12 3/8 in; 24.13 cm x 31.4325 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

Visitor Comments

11/1/2012 3:45:02 AM
Hello, i have a wooden crate that is also Happy-Vale brand, packed for Emery Food Co., Chicago. except that it is for "Santa Clara prunes" "100-120 per LB. inclusive" "California Fruit" "a large blue seal is on the side "Grown and packed California U.S.A." on the bottom is stamped "Piggly Wiggly, Crescent City" (California) This was in my grandfather's Oakland, CA home for many years. I assume it is from the 1930's - do you have a date for the Emery Food Company? I know that my great uncle panned for gold at the beach and fished at Crescent City. Both he and my grandfather were born in CA in 1905. thank you! I can send you a photo if you are interested.
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