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Corned Beef Shipping Crate

Corned Beef Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Anglo brand corned beef, manufactured by the Vestey Group during the first half of the 20th century. South America has a booming beef market in the early 20th century, and William Vestey of Liverpool, England set up a processing plant in Argentina and Uruguay and shipped beef products all over the world. The Anglo brand became popular during World War II, as canned corned beef fed Allied armies in Europe.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
place made
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Anglo corned beef was made in Fray Bentos city. Mercedes - Uruguay. English industry.

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