Chocolate Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end is imprinted with “Hershey’s Chocolate and Cocoa, Guaranteed Absolutely Pure.” The Hershey Chocolate Company was founded by Milton Hershey in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1900, Hershey’s production of milk chocolate began in earnest. Through Hershey’s new methods of mass-production, milk chocolate became affordable to the public for the first time.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
The Hershey Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 6 1/2 in x 14 in; 16.51 cm x 35.56 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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