Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is a side panel of a R.A. Patterson seal cut plug tobacco shipping crate. The shipping crate was probably used between 1856 and 1900. R.A. Patterson Tobacco Company was founded in 1856 in Richmond, Virginia. Patterson is famous for introducing the Lucky Strike brand plug (chewing) tobacco, and continued the brand as the popular Lucky Strike cigarettes. The Patterson Tobacco Company was purchased by the American Tobacco Company in 1905, but the Lucky Strike brand persists to this day.
Currently not on view
referenced business
R. A. Patterson Tobacco Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 in x 20 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 52.705 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History