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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Bag, Hershey

Contemporary Era, South America

In 1916, the American confectioner Milton Hershey bought sugar cane plantations in Cuba. There he founded a batay (workers’ town) to ensure a constant supply of sugar for his milk chocolate factories.


  • Type: Bag
  • Place of origin: Cuba
  • Materials and techniques: Fabric
  • Date: circa 1930
  • Dimensions: 88 x 46.5 x 5 cm
  • Weight: 143g
  • Brand: Hershey
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