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California Vegetables Brand Original Old produce crate label Framed

California Vegetables Brand Original Old produce crate label Framed
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This California Vegetables Brand Original Old produce crate label pictures a Scenic Truck Farm spread out clear to the snowy mountains. Palm trees, Eucalyptus and Marijuana plants surround the Spanish style Mediterranean ranch house. This Original Vegetable box label was once used by the Bailey-Maulhardt Company of Guadalupe, CaliforniaWestern Litho. Co., Los Angeles designed and produced this lithographic print, (early 1950's). Custom framed in copper and glass it measures 7" x 9". This is a unique collectible, vintage wall-hanging art piece/old poster label. This fine old vegetable advertising print produce label was lithographed during a time when lead, cobalt and other compounds were often introduced as a part of the ink used to make the images brilliant, vivid and colorful. "California produces and ships a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in addition to citrus fruit, apples, pears and grapes. These are grown throughout the state in regions which have suitable climate, freedom from pests, availability of irrigation water if needed, and the capability of growing crops in off market seasons. Most vegetables are grown in the Watsonville - Salinas area south of San Francisco, in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river valleys, and in the Imperial and Coachella valleys in the southeastern part of the state. Winter vegetables are grown in these California desert valleys as well as, more recently in Arizona and Texas. The most common vegetable box used for lettuce, carrots and other vegetables, is a wire-wrapped wood slat box, with a tall rectangular label about 7" x 9". A number of fragile products including cherries, melons, peaches, plums and tomatoes are shipped in flat lug boxes similar to grape boxes. The long rectangular labels used on these range in size from 13" x 5" to 9" x 3". Asparagus, grown mainly in San Joaquin county is packed in a trapezoidal box, narrower at the top than the bottom to hold the tapering stalks of asparagus. The trapezoidal label is about 10" x 9"." Fruit Box Labels, McClelland & Last, 1983 (Out of Print)