Tea Box from WGY Food Products Company

Unidentified maker Maker
c. 1920-1940 Date:
Chromolithograph on paper covering wood box with metal liner and plastic lid Materials
17 1/2 H x 23 W x 17 3/4 D Dimensions

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

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Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase Credit
2006.7 Accession number

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.

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