A&P Grocery Bag

A&P Grocery Bag

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The grassroots environmental movements that sprang up in America in the 1960s and early 1970s gave rise to new organizations and campaigns urging the conservation of natural resources. The A&P Grocery chain used this paper shopping bag promoting energy conservation in the mid-1970s demonstrating that even corporate America responded to the call for increased environmental awareness.
Object Name
shopping bag
grocery bag
date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
brown; red (overall color)
overall: 17 in x 12 in x 7 in; 43.18 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Environmental Movement
Environmental History
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Environmental History
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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