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 Hamilton's brand apple crate label was used by the J. D. Hamilton Fruit Company of Wenatchee, Washington during the early 20th century. The lithographed label has a blue background, with a blue and purple plaid border. The apples came from the Wenatchee Valley region of Washington, an area that claimed to be the “Apple Capital of the World.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
J. D. Hamilton Fruit Co.
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 26.035 cm
Place Made
United States: Washington, Wenatchee
ID Number
1979.0441.093
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.093
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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