Cheese Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained Blue Label brand processed American cheese manufactured by the Pabst Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. Like many breweries, the Pabst Brewing Company had to repurpose its factories during Prohibition and its cheese business thrived. Pabst’s cheese business was sold to Kraft in 1933 when Prohibition ended.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Pabst-ett Corporation
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 2 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 6.6675 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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