SPITZ Emperors, Hahn and Livingston, Exeter, California; Blue Anchor logo, California Fruit Exchange; wine grapes; Traung Label Co., San Francisco. Custom framed in copper and glass ready to decorate your kitchen or kennel. Measures approx. 4 1/2 x 13 inches. An excellent vintage fruit crate label for the collector of dog prints.
Apparently the SPITZ was renamed The American Eskimo Dog in 1917.
Most people who see a spitz-type dog say, "Oh, look at the sled dog!" Certainly many of the dog breeds that fall under the category of spitz were developed as working sled dogs, but not all. Also sometimes known as a Nordic or northern dog, the spitz is instantly recognizable to people who have read the books of Jack London, or seen sled dogs in movies or on television, or have witnessed the famous Iditerod and other sled dog races throughout the world. The wedge-shaped head is often wolf or foxlike with short, erect ears. The fur is double-coated, thick, and bushy, and it often stands out from the neck like a mane. The tail is bushy and curled, and is carried over the back. The build is stocky and powerful, with the thick chest and strong legs of a beast of burden. And the expression is generally intelligent and kind, the mouth often stretching into a seemingly human smile that hides the strong personalities and independent natures common in these dogs. Independent they can be, like the stereotypical stubborn pack animal, but the spitz dog breeds have served mankind for thousands of years. By Natalie F. Harris "Grapes are a major California agricultural product, consumed as tables grapes, raisins, and wine. While grapes are grown throughout California, table grapes are grown mainly on the east side of the San Joaquin valley in central California, in Tulare, San Joaquin, Kern and Fresno counties. Many varieties of grapes are grown, with Thompson Seedless, Emperor, Tokay and Malaga being of key commercial importance. Grapes are very perishable, and require careful handling to prevent crushing. They are packed in flat lug boxes containing about 25 pounds of grapes, with labels about 13" x 4". Wooden boxes were used until the early 1960's. The long narrow shape of grape labels requires different design treatments than those on the relatively square labels used for other fruit boxes. Effective designs are those which feature extended lettering and elongated images. Fruit Box Labels, McClelland and Last, 1983" (Out of Print)