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
referenced business
Dodge Chemical Company
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History