Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This is a side panel for R.A. Patterson’s seal cut plug tobacco, probably used between 1856 and 1900. R.A. Patterson Tobacco Company was based in Richmond, Virginia and founded in 1856. Patterson is famous for introducing the Lucky Strike brand plug tobacco, and went on to manufacture the popular Lucky Strike brand cigarettes. The Patterson Tobacco Company was purchased by the American Tobacco Company in 1905.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
R. A. Patterson Tobacco Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 in x 21 in; 22.86 cm x 53.34 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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