Smithsonian Collections

Shrimp Shipping Crate

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description (Brief)
This shipping crate label contained Marine brand fancy shrimp shipped and packed by Marine Products Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana during the early 20th century. The label has an image of a shrimp on the left with a shield in the center that reads, “These goods have been inspected and quality approved by Marine Products Inc., New Orleans, distributors.” The image on the right shows a mermaid blowing a horn above a box full of shrimp.
Currently not on view
referenced business
Marine Products, Inc.
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 in x 11 in; 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name
crate label
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans