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.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Marine Products, Inc.
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
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
Agriculture
Food
ID Number
1979.0441.182
catalog number
1979.0441.182
accession number
1979.0441
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans