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Object ID 002809

Object Name Calumet Baking Powder crate

Object Desc Wooden Calument Baking Powder crate.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002572

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 Calumet,baking powder,wooden crate,cooking,

Title Calumet Baking Powder crate

Description Wooden crate originally containing 24 8-oz containers of Calumet Baking Powder. Front and back sides of crate have black printing and read "Calumet / Baking / Powder / The World's Greatest /Baking Powder." Two sides have red printing and read "2 Doz. 8-oz. / Calumet / Baking / Powder / Best by Test / Calumet Baking Powder Co. / Chicago, U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.75

Length 11

Width 0

Depth 8

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Calumet Baking Powder Co.

Maker Details Calumet Baking Powder Company was an American food company established in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, by baking powder salesman, William Monroe Wright. His newly formulated double-acting baking powder took its name from the Native American name for a peace pipe given to the lands now known as Calumet City, Illinois. Wright's company adopted an Indian head as its trademark, an image not dissimilar to that later used by the Chicago Black Hawks ice hockey team. In 1929, William Wright sold out to General Foods and Calumet Baking Powder became one of its many name brands. Wright, a fan of horse racing, would use his wealth to build what would become a world-renowned breeding and training operation in Lexington, Kentucky, which he named Calumet Farm. General Foods merged with Kraft Foods in 1990.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2572




Date DEC 5,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 5,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 4, candy display - automatic entry by admin