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Montgomery Ward Shipping Crate

Montgomery Ward Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side was used by Montgomery Ward & Company of Chicago, Illinois during the late 19th and early 20th century. Montgomery Ward was founded in 1872 as a catalogue company that attempted to bring city goods into rural areas by allowing people to order items via mail and pick up the goods at their train station. This crate calls Montgomery Ward “The World’s Leading Outfitter” and encourages consumers to send for a catalogue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Montgomery Ward
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 18 1/2 in x 17 in; 46.99 cm x 43.18 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.356
catalog number
1979.0441.356
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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