Tomato Shipping Crate

Description (Brief):

This shipping crate side contained Hunt’s brand tomatoes packed by the Hunt Brothers Packing Company of San Francisco, California during the early 20th century. The crate contained 24 tins of tomatoes. The Hunt Brothers tomato company was founded in 1888, and continues making tomato products to this day as a brand of Conagra Foods Inc.

Referenced Business: Hunt Bros. Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco

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: 1979.0441.208Catalog Number: 1979.0441.208Accession Number: 1979.0441

Object Name: crate label

Physical Description: ink (crate label material)wood (substrate material)Measurements: crate label: 9 5/8 in x 12 1/4 in; 24.4475 cm x 31.115 cm


Record Id: nmah_1361847

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