Condensed Milk Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Federal brand condensed milk that was produced by the Mount Vernon Cream Company of Seattle, Washington during the early 20th century. The crate bears an image of the can that has a logo of the dome of the Capitol building. The crate contained four dozen cans of condensed milk. Evaporated and condensed milk was very important to nutrition before refrigeration allowed people to keep fresh milk on hand.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Federal Condensed Milk Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 12 in; 21.59 cm x 30.48 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Seattle
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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