Match Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is a patented iron case panel for “Race Match” matches, made by the Barber Match Company. The panel features the portraits of five women of different races titled Indian, Mongolian, Negro, Malay, and Caucasian. The text reads “5 races, 5 colors, 5 cents.” The Barber Match Company was founded in 1864 in Akron, Ohio. In 1881, the Barber Match Company united with eleven other match manufacturers to create the Diamond Match Company, which remains the company’s current name.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Barber Match Company
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
crate label: 12 1/2 in x 21 1/2 in x 10 in; 31.75 cm x 54.61 cm x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Akron
ID Number
1979.0441.329
catalog number
1979.0441.329
accession number
1979.0441
subject
Food
Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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