Ginger Snaps Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained Swastika brand ginger snaps produced by the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company of Seattle, Washington during the early 20th century. The swastika has been stigmatized after World War II due to its adoption by the Nazi Party. Prior to the 1930s, the swastika was known across cultures as a symbol generally meant to convey “good luck.” The Pacific Coast Biscuit Company called the symbol their “Good Luck” seal in their advertising.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Pacific Coast Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 12 1/2 in x 12 in; 31.75 cm x 30.48 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Seattle
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Crate Labels
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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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