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Tobacco Shipping Crate

Tobacco Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained tobacco manufactured by the American Tobacco Company in Middletown, Ohio during the early 20th century. The P.J. Sorg Tobacco Company was the dominant tobacco manufacturer in Middletown before it was bought by the American Tobacco Company around 1898. The crate has a label noting that taxes were paid, and the bottom of the crate cautions “under the penalties of law” against reusing the packaging for tobacco shipments.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
American Tobacco Company
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Middletown
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 12 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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