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CARNATION Wine Grape Crate Label from Fresno, California [FRAMED]

Carnation Wine Grape Label from Fresno, California
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CARNATION Muscat Grapes, California Fruits, Hopper Quality, Lucerne Vineyard wine grapes, Kings County; M.D. Hopper, Fresno; Produce of U.S.A.; four different colors of carnation flowers with stems; "Stecher-Traung" Lithograph, San Francisco. Custom framed in copper and glass, ready to decorate your home or winery. Measures 11" x 4". This piece is a unique way to decorate country-kitchen-collectible style with a genuine antique botanical art print/vintage fruit crate poster/label. "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)