Chewing Gum Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Beech-Nut brand chewing gum shipped by the Beech-Nut Packing Company of Canajoharie, New York. Beech-Nut was founded in 1890, and produced a variety of food products. In 1910, the company launched its chewing gum brand whose popularity helped them weather the rough economy of the Great Depression.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Beech-Nut Packing Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 11 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 29.845 cm x 31.75 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Canajoharie
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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