Fruit Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Summit brand fruit packed by the Redlands Foothill Groves of Redlands, California during the early 20th century. The label was printed by the Western Lithograph Company of Los Angeles, California. The label has an image of a large snowy mountain in the background, with a foreground illustration of a cowboy riding a horse and leading a trail of pack horses. These nature scenes were a common motif in fruit crate labels as an attempt to invoke a sense of fresh, natural produce in the consumer.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Redlands Foothill Groves
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 11 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in; 29.21 cm x 28.575 cm
Place Made
United States: California, Redlands
ID Number
1979.0441.375
catalog number
1979.0441.375
accession number
1979.0441
subject
Food
Agriculture
Crate Labels
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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