Shrimp Shipping Crate

Shrimp Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This is the label from a Dunbar’s shrimp shipping crate. G.W. Dunbar’s Sons Inc. was founded in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1881 as a seafood packaging and distribution company. The crate label caught customer’s attention with its bright red color and touted the company’s quality by showing silver medals awarded at the World Exposition in Paris and London in 1883, as well as its Pan-American Exposition gold medal in Buffalo in 1901.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
G. W. Dunbar's Sons Inc.
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
United States: Mississippi, Biloxi
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 7 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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