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Canned Tomatoes Shipping Crate

Canned Tomatoes Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained Banquet brand canned tomatoes that were packed and shipped by the California Packing Corporation of San Francisco, California during the early 20th century. The crate contained 24 28-ounce tins of canned tomatoes with puree from trimming.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
California Packing Corporation
Place Made
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 3/8 in x 12 1/4 in; 23.8125 cm x 31.115 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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