Edeka Margarine Box
Edeka margarine cardboard box from the 1930s / 1940s. Edeka is the largest supermarket chain in Germany and was founded in 1898. The Edeka company has a very interesting history as it managed to survive so much. It had 524 co-ops in Germany before WWII broke out. Between 1936 and 1939 Edeka was hit with intense regulations and controlled prices. In spite of huge losses, Edeka proved to be a stable company, even when in 1943 its Berlin headquarters office was bombed and burned down. The box came from an attic in Eastern Germany and was stuffed with 1930s dresses. Edeka pulled out of East Germany in 1952.
The box shows wear and tear on the bottom. There is also some wear on the corners as well as pen writing and light stains on the lid.
The box measures 14" by 11" and 4 5/8" deep.