A&P Grocery Bag

Description
The grassroots environmental movements that sprang up in America in the 1960s and early 1970s gave rise to new organizations and campaigns urging the conservation of natural resources. The A&P Grocery chain used this paper shopping bag promoting energy conservation in the mid-1970s demonstrating that even corporate America responded to the call for increased environmental awareness.
Object Name
shopping bag
grocery bag
date made
1973
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
brown; red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 12 in x 7 in; 43.18 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1977.0700.16
accession number
1977.0700
catalog number
1977.0700.16
subject
Conservation
Government, Politics, and Reform
Environmental Movement
Environmental History
Environmental History
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Environmental History
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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