Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This side portion of a Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company shipping crate is imprinted with the company’s Star trademark. Liggett and Myers incorporated in 1873 in St. Louis, Missouri. By 1885 Liggett and Myers was the largest manufacturer of plug tobacco, a molasses-sweetened form of chewing tobacco, which they sold under their “Star” brand. Liggett and Myers was a subsidiary of the American Tobacco Company (ATC) from 1899-1911, becoming an independent company after ATC’s 1911 breakup.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 5 7/8 in x 13 in; 14.9225 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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