Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This tobacco shipping crate side is imprinted “P. Lorillard Company, Climax Tobacco.” Climax was a brand of plug (chewing) tobacco manufactured by the P. Lorillard Company in the 1890s. Plug tobacco is a form of chewing tobacco that is pressed into sheets and held together by molasses. The P. Lorillard Company was founded in 1760 by Pierre Lorillard, and is the United States oldest tobacco company.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
P. Lorillard Company
overall: 4 in x 13 in; 10.16 cm x 33.02 cm
ID 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

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