Shrimp Shipping Crate

Description (Brief):

This shrimp shipping crate label was manufactured by the Dunbar-Dukate Company, founded in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1881. Dunbar-Dukate was a seafood packaging and distribution company. This crate label features a shrimp in the center, and claims to be cooked sufficiently for salads, mayonnaise, and all cold dishes. In 1912 Dunbar and Dukate were forced by court order to re-organize because of their anti-competitive practices in the oyster and shrimp market.

Referenced Business: G. W. Dunbar's Sons Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Louisiana, New OrleansUnited States: Mississippi, Biloxi

See more items in: Work and Industry: Agriculture, Food, Crate Labels, Agriculture


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: L.E. Leininger

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0441.151Accession Number: 1979.0441Catalog Number: 1979.0441.151

Object Name: crate label

Physical Description: paper (crate label material)wood (substrate material)Measurements: crate label: 8 1/8 in x 11 in; 20.6375 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_1361789

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