Egg Box

Summary

Urban grocers purchased eggs in cases of 360 and repackaged them for retail sale by the dozen. Customers could carry their farm-fresh eggs home in containers like this one, a lightweight paper carton with protective dividers that kept eggs safe during transit.

Urban grocers purchased eggs in cases of 360 and repackaged them for retail sale by the dozen. Customers could carry their farm-fresh eggs home in containers like this one, a lightweight paper carton with protective dividers that kept eggs safe during transit.

Artifact

Box (Container)

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.0.34.753

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard

Color

Gray (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 2.25 in

Width: 7.25 in

Length: 5.25 in

Inscriptions

on top and sides: EGGS on bottom: "PEARL BRAND" in pencil on bottom: Eggs / Br Sugar / Butter

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