Food Product's Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end panel is imprinted with the “Libby’s” script of the manufacturing firm Libby, McNeil, and Libby. Archibald McNeil and Charles and Arthur Libby founded the company in 1868. Libby’s became one of the country's biggest producers of canned meats in vegetables in the early 20th century. The company was purchased by Nestle in 1971.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 7 in x 15 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 39.37 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
1979.0441.359
catalog number
1979.0441.359
accession number
1979.0441
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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