Vintage Fruit Crate Art Portrays the San Fernando Valley of Long Ago

While gathering info and graphics for my recent post, Southern California’s Wooden Crate Art: Or the Romance of Fruits and Veggies, I set aside those crate labels that featured growers from the San Fernando Valley. And here they are. Hard to believe, but once upon a time the Valley was … Continue reading

Southern California’s Wooden Crate Art: Or the Romance of Fruits and Veggies

Recent research on the Internet has led me into the amazingly artistic world of vintage wooden-crate labels. This “crate art,” as it is generally known, refers to those colorful and eye-catching paper labels that agricultural growers once used to identify their fruit and veggie produce boxes. These artful little beauties … Continue reading