Spinach Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end is imprinted with the “Libby’s” script of the manufacturing firm Libby, McNeil, and Libby. This crate contained Fancy California Spinach. Archibald McNeil and Charles and Arthur Libby founded the Chicago based company in 1868. Originally specializing in canned meats, Libby’s began to produce canned fruits and vegetables in the early 20th century. Libby, McNeil and Libby was purchased by Nestle in 1971.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 9 3/8 in x 12 1/8 in; 23.8125 cm x 30.7975 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.214
catalog number
1979.0441.214
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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