Breakfast Belle, The African-American Maid, has laid out a fine early morning meal and is ringing her bell; Two half grapefruits gleam from the table amidst silver, China and a fine bouquet of fresh flowers. Vintage label from Lake Garfield Citrus Cooperative; Bartow - Polk County - Florida, Florida Grower Press - Tampa; 9" X 3 3/8" custom framed in copper and glass, ready to decorate your kitchen wall.
The Lithographer's Bug says "Florida Grower Press, Tampa"; as opposed to Florida Grower's Press or Florida Growers Press.
Although oranges have been grown in Florida since the 1500's when the Spanish explorers arrived, production on a large commercial scale did not begin until the early 1900's. A major expansion of the industry took place in the 1920's, during the Florida land boom. At the present time, three-quarters of the oranges grown in the United States come from Florida, along with over half the world's grapefruit.