Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is an end panel of a Lucky Strike tobacco shipping crate. Founded in 1871, Lucky Strike was manufactured by the R.A. Patterson Tobacco Company. Initially, the company sold Lucky Strike as plug tobacco (chewing tobacco bound together with molasses), but after Patterson was purchased by the American Tobacco Company in 1905 Lucky Strike became their signature cigarette brand.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
R. A. Patterson Tobacco Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 3/8 in x 23 1/2 in; 23.8125 cm x 59.69 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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