Apple Crate Label

Apple Crate Label

Description (Brief)
This Hesperian brand apple crate label was used by Myron Foster during the early 20th century. In Greek mythology, the Hesperides were three nymphs, daughters of Hesperus (the Evening Star), who guarded Hera’s garden and its immortality-granting golden apples. Hesperian also means “relating to the West,” a very apt brand name for these Wenatchee, Washington apples.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Hesperian Orchards
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 1/2 in x 14 in; 21.59 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.267
catalog number
1979.0441.267
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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