Spices Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate label was for spices manufactured by E.R. Durkee & Company of New York, New York around the late 19th and early 20th century. The crate label shows a scene of a procession of elephants, evoking the idea of spices coming from India. The Durkee Company’s helm trademark is on the lower left. The E.R. Durkee Company was founded in 1850 and produced a variety of popular spices, sauces, and condiments. The company was purchased by the Glidden Company in 1929.
Currently not on view
referenced business
E. R. Durkee & Co.
Place Made
United States: New York
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 4 in x 16 in; 10.16 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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