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Apricots Shipping Crate

Apricots Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally was used for Golden-Glory brand apricots that were packed by Libby, McNeill, & Libby of Chicago, Illinois in the 1930s. The crate contained 25 pounds of choice Blenheim apricots. The crate side has a National Recovery Administration stamp that reads “We Do Our Part.” In an attempt to end the Great Depression, the National Industrial Recovery Act was passed and consumers were encouraged to only buy products from companies that adhered to the stipulations of the NRA, shown by the Blue Eagle stamp.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Place Made
United States: California
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 23.495 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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