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California's Agricultural History, Seen Through Vintage Fruit Crate Labels


Credit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Fillmore Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Gold Buckle Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Victoria Avenue Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Redlands Orangedale Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: College Heights Orange and Lemon Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Oxnard Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Gold Buckle Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Villa Park Orchards Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Gold Banner Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: East Highlands Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Lemon Cove Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Redlands Co-Operative Fruit Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: College Heights Orange and Lemon Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Printed by Western Litho. Co./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Evans Bros./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Rialto Orange Co./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Bryn Mawr Fruit Growers Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Upland Lemon Growers Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Fillmore Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Victoria Avenue Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Strathmore Packing House Co./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Rialto Orange Co./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Strathmore Fruit Growers Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Victoria Avenue Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Orange Heights Orange Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Sequoia Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Teague-McKevett Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Placentia Mutual Orange Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Fillmore Lemon Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Pacific Coast Fruit Distributors Inc./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Carpinteria Mutual Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Gold Buckle Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Monte Vista Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Tulare County Lemon and Grapefruit Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: San Fernando Heights Lemon Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Victoria Avenue Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Strathmore Packing House Co./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Tapo Citrus Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Vandalia Packing Assn./Los Angeles Public LibraryCredit: Klink Citrus Association/Los Angeles Public Library

Back when Southern California was the center of the citrus world, growers and packagers labeled every crate of fruit with a company label. And they were works of art. Look through this gallery to see beautiful images hand-painted to represent the bounty of the Golden State.