Tea Box from WGY Food Products Company
17 1/2 H x 23 W x 17 3/4 D
Chromolithograph on paper covering wood box with metal liner and plastic lid
Label on front: 80 lbs NET / WGY / GARDENT LEAF / JAPAN TEA / No. 150 / DISTRIBUTED BY / WGY / FOOD PRODUCTS Co. / SCHENECTADY, NY / PRODUOT [sic] OF JAPAN
Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase
WGY Food Products Company was probably named for the radio station WGY, which began broadcasting from Schenectady in 1922. In 1962 the L. H. Parke Company of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh purchased WGY Food Products.