Oranges Crate Label

Oranges Crate Label

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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 Milady Brand orange crate label was in use by the National Fruit Marketing Company, Inc. of San Dimas, California around the early 20th century. The image on the box is a pretty young lady. Using images of attractive women on fruit crate labels was a common practice in the early years of fruit crate labels.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
National Fruit Marketing Co., Inc.
Place Made
United States: California, San Dimas
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 11 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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