Chemical Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained embalming fluid manufactured by the Dodge Chemical Company of Boston, Massachusetts during the early 20th century. The Dodge Chemical Company was founded in 1893 by A. Johnson Dodge, who later established the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science, and Embalming in 1907 to teach the science of embalming. The Dodge Chemical Company continues to this day as a manufacturer of embalming fluids.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Dodge Chemical Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 18 in; 22.225 cm x 45.72 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Crate Labels
See more items in
Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.