Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is the end panel of a shipping crate for Drummond’s Horseshoe Tobacco. Founded in St. Louis around 1880, Drummond’s Tobacco Company was one of the largest chewing tobacco producers in the country. Their horseshoe logo was always depicted as open side-up on their packaging since that was supposed to bring good luck. Drummond’s began making Chesterfield cigarettes in 1873, which is the oldest continuously manufactured cigarette in the United States.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Drummond Tobacco Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 3 3/4 in x 13 in; 9.525 cm x 33.02 cm
Place Made
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
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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