Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief):

This side portion of a Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company shipping crate is imprinted with the company’s Star trademark. Liggett and Myers incorporated in 1873 in St. Louis, Missouri. By 1885 Liggett and Myers was the largest manufacturer of plug tobacco, a molasses-sweetened form of chewing tobacco, which they sold under their “Star” brand. Liggett and Myers was a subsidiary of the American Tobacco Company (ATC) from 1899-1911, becoming an independent company after ATC’s 1911 breakup.

Referenced Business: Liggett & Myers Tobacco 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: 1979.0441.265Catalog Number: 1979.0441.265Accession Number: 1979.0441

Object Name: crate label

Physical Description: ink (crate label material)wood (substrate material)Measurements: crate label: 5 7/8 in x 13 in; 14.9225 cm x 33.02 cm


Record Id: nmah_1361904

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