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Soap Shipping Crate

Soap Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained Citrus Washing Powder manufactured by the Citrus Soap Company of San Diego, California in the early 20th century. The crate contained 48 packages of Citrus washing powder.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Citrus Soap Co.
Place Made
United States: California, San Diego
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 6 1/4 in x 18 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 46.99 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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