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.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Cudahy Soap Works, U.S.A.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 9 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in; 24.765 cm x 32.385 cm
Place Made
United States: California
ID Number
1979.0441.230
catalog number
1979.0441.230
accession number
1979.0441
subject
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
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Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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