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Object ID 000071

Object Name National Brand Whole Allspice Box

Object Desc Cardboard container of National Brand Whole Allspice with green rim.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000050

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Spices/Flavorings


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords spices,allspice,National Tea Company,boxes,baking,cooking,National (brand),

Title National Brand Whole Allspice Box

Description Cardboard box, once filled with whole cloves. The Front and back are identical, both have pictured a capital building in Washington D.C., and say "National Brand Whole Spice", "Guaranteed by National Tea co." The sides of the box both say, "These spices are guaranteed absolutely pure, and comply with all state and national food laws." Writing is in both black and red.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 2

Depth 1.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker National Tea Company

Maker Details Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. National Tea Co. established 1899 in Chicago, IL. Large grocery chain througout the midwest.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000050



Date JAN 25,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor MacKenzie Sims

Notes Overall the label quality (Capitol building, with foliage and American flag) is good, except there is no top looking as if it has been ripped off. It has left over tape on it which has taken some of the ink off.