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Object ID 002203

Object Name Augusta Grocery Co. Peanuts box

Object Desc Rectangular, cardboard box for peanuts. Beige color with red ink.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002113

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 12

Object Date 1940s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Augusta Grocery Co.,Dayton Paper Novelty Co.,boxes,peanuts,food,

Title Augusta Grocery Co. Peanuts box

Description Rectangular cardboard box. Flap lids on left and right sides with tabs on top lip to insert into bottom lid. On left, top flap is missing. Beige color with red ink. On top of box text, "The Largest Package for a Nickel / on the Market / Fresh Peanuts". On front and back text, "The Big Triangular Package / Peanuts / Price 5 Cents". On right sides circle with "5 c." in it. Bottom of box has text, "Always Fresh / Roasted and Packed by / Augusta Grocery Company / Triangular Block / Augusta, Georgia". On left side flap there is makers mark "The Dayton Paper Novelty Co." 5.18.2014 Found missing left flap in a box.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 0

Width 7.5

Depth 2.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0

Material paper


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dayton Paper Novelty Co.

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Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2113



Date MAY 16,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes On left side of box loss of top flap of lid. On top of box tear about 5" along top edge. On right 1/2 of top lid there are marks from liquid. Dark disoloration along right side of box on the edges. Creases along edges. Wear and fraying of cardboard. Ink is worn.

Date MAY 18,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Found missing left flap in another food box. Labeled and put piece in a bag. Flap has dark discoloration and tearing around edges.