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Biscuit Shipping Crate

Biscuit Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate label is for the Kennedy’s oak leaf biscuit manufactured by the New York Biscuit Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the late 19th century. The New York Biscuit Company was founded in 1889, and merged with the American Biscuit & Manufacturing Company to become the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) in 1898.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
New York Biscuit Co.
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridgeport
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 11 in x 21 5/8 in; 27.94 cm x 54.9275 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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