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Produce Crate Art

1 March 2010

GUIDE TO RESOURCES REGARDING PRODUCE CRATE LABELS

Sample Articles:

Evans, Arlene. “A CRATEFUL OF AMERICAN FOLK ART.” Antiques & Collecting Magazine 106.12 (2002): 35. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 1 Mar. 2010.
Abstract:Presents the history of fruit crate labels in the United States which is a symbol of folk art in the country.
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=5930361&site=ehost-live
must be logged on to Ebsco to access above article

PBS Anti ques Roadshow Article on Crate Art:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tips/crateart.html
 

INTERNET RESOURCES

California Historical Society’s Big Orange Online:  three periods of label design
http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/exhibits/big_orange2/three_periods.html

Online Archive of California: includes labels from various library collections
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/search?query=crate+label&group=Items

395 Vintage Orange Crate Labels, 1900 – 1945:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/123585/395-Vintage-Orange-Crate-Labels-19001945-

Citrus Label Society: http://citruslabelsociety.com/index.html

All About Apples: http://www.allaboutapples.com/art.htm

Box of Apples: An online museum (and gift shop) of fruit crate labels from the early 1900s to 1950s.
http://www.boxofapples.com/about.htm

COMMERCIAL SITES

Antique Label Company: http://www.antiquelabelcompany.com/

Crate Art: http://crateart.com 

Crate Lables Online: http://www.cratelabelsonline.com/

Fruit Crate Art: http://www.fruitcrateart.com/201.html

Label Scout: http://www.labelscout.com/

Labelman.com:  “Fruit Crate Labels, Vintage Advertisements, & More” 
http://www.thelabelman.com/index.php?osCsid=5895a211f27d537461ec125fb2a0f03c

The History of Fruit Crate Labels and Can Labels: http://www.thelabelman.com/history_label.php
 

PaperStuff.com: Origonal Fruit Crate Labels 1880-1970
http://www.paperstuff.com/?main=Catalog&category_uid=67

Vintage Fruit Labels “All about Vintage Fruit Label history, information and gifts”
http://lindaboyd.typepad.com/vintage_fruit_labels/

COMPANY WEBSITES

Sunkist Crate Label Galleryhttp://www.sunkist.com/about/cratelabels.aspx

Cal Citrus Packing: http://www.calcitruspacking.com/labels.html

If you have trouble finding the resources for your research, please don’t hesitate to come see a librarian in the library who is there to assist you in identifying and finding the resources you need or feel free to email Josh Boatright, jboatright@peralta.edu , if you wish assistance via email.

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