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Object ID 002206

Object Name Monarch Lima Beans box

Object Desc White and brown cardboard box originally containing lima beans.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001695

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


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 Monarch (brand),lima beans,Reid, Murdoch & Company,food,boxes,

Title Monarch Lima Beans box

Description Rectangular cardboard box. White background with brown outline and blue lettering. Empty. Top, bottom, & sides read: "Monarch Finer Foods" Front & back read: "12 ozs. Net Weight. Monarch Lima Beans. Large. Reid, Murdoch & Co. Established 1853, Chicago ILL., U.S.A." Features logo reading "Our highest quality. Trade mark reg. U.S. Pat. Off."


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 2

Width 3.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Reid, Murdoch & Company

Maker Details Reid-Murdoch Co., based in Dubuque, Iowa, was a company founded in 1853 to provision wagon trains heading west. Reid-Murdoch was a major sponsor of the "The Teenie Weenies" comic strip. The company was later based out of Chicago, IL

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1695



Date MAY 16,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Scuffs, worn edges, torn areas on back and bottom, dirt accumulation.


Date MAY 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Garage Exhibit - automatic entry by admin