Prunes Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end panel is imprinted with the “Libby’s” script of the manufacturing firm Libby, McNeil, and Libby. This crate contained Santa Clara, California Prunes. Archibald McNeil and Charles and Arthur Libby founded the Chicago based company in 1868. Originally specializing in canned meats, Libby’s began to produce canned fruits and vegetables in the early 20th century. The company was purchased by Nestle in 1971.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 5 5/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 23.495 cm
Place Made
United States: California, Santa Clara
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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