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Raisins Shipping Crate

Raisins Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This end panel is from a Sun-Maid Raisin shipping crate. In 1912, a group of California farmers formed the California Associated Raisin Company with the goal of stabilizing fluctuating prices in the raisin market. The cooperative introduced the Sun-Maid brand of raisins in 1914. To capitalize on the success of the brand, the co-operative renamed itself the Sun-Maid Raisin Growers of California in 1922, which it remains today.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 5 1/2 in x 17 in; 13.97 cm x 43.18 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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