Corned Beef Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Anglo brand corned beef, manufactured by the Vestey Group during the first half of the 20th century. South America has a booming beef market in the early 20th century, and William Vestey of Liverpool, England set up a processing plant in Argentina and Uruguay and shipped beef products all over the world. The Anglo brand became popular during World War II, as canned corned beef fed Allied armies in Europe.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Anglo
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 18.415 cm
place made
Argentina
ID Number
1979.0441.244
catalog number
1979.0441.244
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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