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Evaporated Milk Shipping Crate

Evaporated Milk Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Mount Vernon brand evaporated milk that was produced by the Mount Vernon Cream Company of Mount Vernon, Washington during the early 20th century. The crate contained four dozen cans of evaporated milk. Evaporated and condensed milk was very important to nutrition before refrigeration allowed people to keep fresh milk on hand.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Mount Vernon Cream Co.
Place Made
United States: Washington, Mount Vernon
United States: Washington, Seattle
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in; 21.59 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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