Evaporated Milk Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Mount Vernon brand evaporated milk that was produced by the Mount Vernon Cream Company of Mount Vernon, Washington during the early 20th century. The crate contained four dozen cans of evaporated milk. Evaporated and condensed milk was very important to nutrition before refrigeration allowed people to keep fresh milk on hand.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Mount Vernon Cream Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 31.115 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Mount Vernon
United States: Washington, Seattle
ID Number
1979.0441.238
catalog number
1979.0441.238
accession number
1979.0441
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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