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PATRICIA, Prickly Pears Brand, cactus fruit crate label [FRAMED]

 
$45.00
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2347
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This PATRICIA Prickly Pears Brand, cactus fruit crate label, is "ready to serve fresh as a salad or desert, also makes good jelly and jam", A wholesome and delightful fruit from sunny California, "High in essential vitamines" (vitamins) grown by Santa Clara Valley Fruit and Produce, San Jose.  This Old Original fruit box label features a cut open fruit and directions to prepare. The Egyptian girl in an elaborate golden head dress with feather plume smiles demurely while thinking of this luscious California Fruit.  We have custom framed this vintage advertising fruit label in copper and glass. It measures 11" x 4". This advertising collectible represents the early days before Silicon Valley. This vintage California Fruit Crate Label was rescued from a fruit packing shed in San Jose in the 1960's just as the packinghouse was being torn down. The labels saved at the time were quite old and had been stuffed into an old leather suitcase and shuffled off to an unused corner of the fruit packing shed. The packing house came down within the week.