Cleanser Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Old Dutch Cleanser that was originally produced by the Cudahy Packing Company of Meade, Kansas during the first half of the 20th century. The brand was bought by Purex of Los Angeles, California in 1955, so this crate probably dates to around this time. The brand had a memorable logo of a Dutch maid chasing away dirt with a stick, and the crate bears the logo “makes everything spick and span.”
Currently not on view
referenced business
Cudahy Soap Works, U.S.A.
Place Made
United States: California
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in; 24.765 cm x 32.385 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History