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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
maker
P. Lorillard Company
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 13 in; 10.16 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.218
catalog number
1979.0441.218
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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