Scotch Whisky Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Black & White brand Scotch whisky made by James Buchanan & Company of Glasgow, Scotland during the early 20th century. The whisky was originally known as House of Commons whisky, but became known as Black and White Whisky due to its black bottle and white label. Eventually this was adopted as the official brand name, and the company launched a popular ad campaign featuring a black Scottish terrier and white West Highland terrier.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
James Buchanan & Co. Ltd.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 1/8 in x 17 in; 20.6375 cm x 43.18 cm
Place Made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow
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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