Pat Jacobsen crate label collection, circa 1880-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Jacobsen, Pat
Pat Jacobsen crate label collection
circa 1880-1959 (inclusive)
528 crate labels (1 box)
Collection Number
Fruit and vegetable crate label collection related to a collector of crate labels
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas Patrick Jacobsen is a major collector of crate labels. He has a website and has written publications on this topic.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

528 fruit and vegetable crate labels: crate labels were created to identify the contents and place of origin of wooden boxes used to shiop produce to market. Starting in the 1880s the practice expanded in the US to over 100 printing and lithographic companies creating labels for food packers in over 30 states.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Jacobsen, Pat--Archives

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)