Wine Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Tipo red wine produced by the Italian Swiss Colony of San Francisco, California during the early 20th century. There is an illustration of the wine’s distinctive bottle, wide at the bottom, and wrapped in a twine jacked similar to Italian Chianti bottles. Originally called Tipo Chianti, the Italian-Swiss colony eventually adopted Tipo as their wine’s brand name.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Italian Swiss Colony
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 11 5/8 in x 17 5/8 in; 29.5275 cm x 44.7675 cm
Place Made
United States: California, San Francisco
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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