Chocolate Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end is imprinted with “Hershey’s Chocolate and Cocoa, Guaranteed Absolutely Pure.” The Hershey Chocolate Company was founded by Milton Hershey in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1900, Hershey’s production of milk chocolate began in earnest. Through Hershey’s new methods of mass-production, milk chocolate became affordable to the general public for the first time.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
The Hershey Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 6 1/2 in x 14 in; 16.51 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.217
catalog number
1979.0441.217
accession number
1979.0441
subject
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
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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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