Chocolate Shipping Crate

Description (Brief):

This shipping crate end is imprinted with “Hershey’s Chocolate and Cocoa, Guaranteed Absolutely Pure.” The Hershey Chocolate Company was founded by Milton Hershey in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1900, Hershey’s production of milk chocolate began in earnest. Through Hershey’s new methods of mass-production, milk chocolate became affordable to the general public for the first time.

Referenced Business: The Hershey Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: L.E. Leininger

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0441.217Catalog Number: 1979.0441.217Accession Number: 1979.0441

Object Name: crate label

Physical Description: ink (crate label material)wood (substrate material)Measurements: crate label: 6 1/2 in x 14 in; 16.51 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_1361856

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