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JACKIE BOY, Japanese American Apple Growers, Old fruit box label, Navy Sailor, in Frame

JACKIE BOY, Japanese American Apple Growers, Old fruit box label, Navy Sailor, in Frame
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JACKIE BOY Brand, Furusho Bros. Packing Co. Sebastopol, California; Copyright 1925; Produce of U.S.A.; Japanese American Apple Growers.  This rosy cheeked sailor boy with red hair and a rakish Navy hat happily holds up a fine Gravenstein apple; Design and Lithograph by Schmidt Litho., Co., San Francisco. This original old apple fruit crate label is Custom framed in copper and glass ready to hang on your wall or Battleship bulkhead. Measures 10 x 9 inches. Antique framed art poster; kid, child, children, old print; vintage label. Note to U.S. Navy sailors: Did you know that the clothing uniform you were issued in Boot Camp wasn't free!? HA! You paid for it! They got you again! Payment was taken out of your first paycheck. You even paid for those boots!

"While apples have been grown in nearly all parts of California, major commercial production is centered in two relatively small areas, the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville, about 80 miles south of San Francisco, and the Sebastopol area near the Russian River, about 60 miles north of San Francisco. The Pajaro Valley industry was developed in the 1890's by immigrants, from the area for a time known as Yugosalavia, who continue to be the main growers and marketers of Watsonville fruit. Due to the prevalence of fog and the lack of sharp frosty nights prior to harvest, red varieties of apples do not attain a high color in this region. The most successful commercial variety is the yellow Newtown Pippin, a hard, crisp, juicy apple which ripens in the late fall. Apple production started in the Sebastopol area in the early 1900's. The main variety grown is the Gravenstein, a red striped apple which ripens in the summer, before fruit from most other areas are ready for market. Since California apples were shipped by rail, the bushel basket and the barrel used in the East were not satisfactory. A rectangular box with a volume of approximately one bushel was developed. A label about 10 1/4" x 9" was customarily used. Apples were shipped directly from the Watsonville and Sebastopol areas, as well as by large distributors in San Fransicso." Fruit Box Labels, McClelland & Last, 1983