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Referenced business:
Jell-O Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (substrate material)
ink (crate label material)
Measurements:
crate label: 6 in x 14 in; 15.24 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: New York, Le Roy
Description (Brief):
This shipping crate side originally contained Jell-O manufactured by the Jell-O Company, Inc. of LeRoy, New York during the early 20th century. The crate side warns the owner to “Keep In a Dry Place.”Peter Cooper patented powdered gelatin in 1845. The patent was sold to Pearle B. Wait in 1897, who flavored the gelatin and named the product Jell-O. Two years later Jell-O was sold to Francis Woodward of the Genesee Pure Food Company, who popularized the dessert.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.335
Catalog number:
1979.0441.335
Accession number:
1979.0441
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-f453-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1361974