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.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 5 7/8 in x 13 in; 14.9225 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.265
catalog number
1979.0441.265
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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