Apple Crate Label

Description (Brief)
This Skookum brand apple crate was in use by the Northwestern Fruit Growers Association of Seattle, Washington, in the early 20th century. Skookum was a Chinook word denoting “excellence.” Native American imagery was frequently depicted on the crate labels of various fruit distributors to evoke the idea of rich, natural produce.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Skookum Packers Association
Northwestern Fruit Exchange
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in; 22.225 cm x 25.7175 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Wenatchee
ID Number
1979.0441.033
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.033
subject
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
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Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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