Prunes Shipping Crate

Prunes Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end panel is imprinted with the “Libby’s” script of the manufacturing firm Libby, McNeil, and Libby. This crate contained Santa Clara, California Prunes. Archibald McNeil and Charles and Arthur Libby founded the Chicago based company in 1868. Originally specializing in canned meats, Libby’s began to produce canned fruits and vegetables in the early 20th century. The company was purchased by Nestle in 1971.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Place Made
United States: California, Santa Clara
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 5 5/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.354
catalog number
1979.0441.354
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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