Apple Crate Label

Description (Brief)
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This apple crate label was used by the Kiwanis International service club during the first half of the 20th century. The lithographed label was produced by Stecher-Traung of San Francisco, California. The label has a bright yellow and orange background, with two large red apples in the center. The label reads, “For the Kids of La Mesa” and has a Kiwanis International logo. The Kiwanis service club used these apples as a fundraiser to further their mission of helping children. This apples were sold in La Mesa.
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referenced business
Kiwanis International
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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