Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief):

This is the side of a shipping crate that contained Drummond’s Horseshoe Tobacco. Founded in St. Louis around 1880, Drummond’s Tobacco Company was one of the largest chewing tobacco producers in the country. Their horseshoe logo was always depicted as open side-up on their packaging since that was supposed to bring good luck. Drummond’s began making Chesterfield cigarettes in 1873, which is the oldest continuously manufactured cigarette in the United States

Referenced Business: Drummond Tobacco Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Missouri, St. Louis

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: L.E. Leininger

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0441.179Catalog Number: 1979.0441.179Accession Number: 1979.0441

Object Name: crate label

Physical Description: ink (crate label material)wood (substrate material)Measurements: crate label: 1 3/4 in x 13 in; 4.445 cm x 33.02 cm


Record Id: nmah_1361816

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