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. The Lake Chelan label insert on this crate was a way for growers to maintain their product identity while benefiting from being in a large cooperative.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Skookum Packers Association
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 26.67 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Wenatchee
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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