Starch Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side has a label for Gilbert S. Graves Family Gloss Starch that was manufactured by the National Starch Company of Buffalo, New York during the late 19th and early 20th century. The crate contained 16 3-pound boxes of starch. The National Starch Company was one of the largest American producers of starch during the early 20th century, controlling a number of companies including the Gilbert S. Graves Company.
Currently not on view
referenced business
National Starch Co.
Place Made
United States: New York
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 10 1/2 in x 22 in; 26.67 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History