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Cracker Shipping Crate

Cracker Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate label contained Roxborough brand crackers, cakes, and biscuits produced by Henry Wanklin’s bakery in Roxborough, Philadelphia during the early 20th century. The crate label has an image of a cracker on the left with an illustration of a sheath of grain. The label calls the Wanklin’s bakery a steam bakery.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Roxborough Steam Bakery
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 10 in x 21 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 53.975 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.340
catalog number
1979.0441.340
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I Think I have an original Cracker Shipping Crate from this company. It does not have the paper label on it but does have their name and logo painted on. I purchased it to today at an Antique Shop. I also live in Roxborough, Phila.

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