- Arts and Design
vintage fruit crate labels clip art Apples
I have been collecting images of fruit crate graphics for awhile. I use them to make cross stitch patterns, since the images are so vivid and usually have plain backgrounds, this makes them easier to convert to cross stitch pattern.
Some of these images are very striking and attractive, I see why people collect them as a hobby. This site is not a history of the labels, there are a couple of detailed websites I have listed below that do a very good job of detailing the history of these images, so I will leave it to that author.
This website just collects the images together to make it easier for people to find the labels to use for clip art. As far as I know, all of these images are in the public domain, so you can use them freely on your website or blog.
I'm reorganizing these based on the theme of the advertising; pretty girls, cute kids and animals were common motifs on these labels. I'm adding quite a few new ones also.
INFORMATION ON FRUIT CRATE LABEL HISTORY
- Fruit Crate Labels: The Naturalism Period
The realistic style of fruit crate label lasted from about 1880 to 1920 and is known as the Naturalism Period. In the 1880s, railroads arrived in Southern California. The new rail system allowed California produce, especially oranges, to be transport
- Fruit Crate Labels: The Commercial Art Period
The images were pretty much all made in California, but apples were shipped across country from both Washington and California, so the images are from both places.Indians were a popular theme on the labels, as were animals and nature scenes.
The image at right is a rare one from Australia.
ANIMALSClick thumbnail to view full-size
BIRDSClick thumbnail to view full-size
CHILDRENClick thumbnail to view full-size
LANDSCAPESClick thumbnail to view full-size
MISCClick thumbnail to view full-size
NATIVE AMERICANSClick thumbnail to view full-size
ODD IMAGESClick thumbnail to view full-size
PRETTY WOMENClick thumbnail to view full-size
OTHER FRUIT CRATE LABEL SITES
- vintage fruit crate labels clip art GRAPEFRUIT AND LEMONS
Vintage fruit crate label designs for lemons and grapefruits. These vintage citrus crate labels have vivid designs and were used as advertising for the distributors and farmers.
- vintage fruit crate labels Oranges
free cross stitch pattern based on vintage Top Flight orange crate label art.
- vintage fruit crate labels clip art Pears
images of vintage fruit crate labels for pears.
- vintage fruit crate labels clip art Apples
images of fruit crate labels used for shipping apples.
- my free counted cross stitch patterns
You can find many patterns here, including my patterns based on fruit crate labels.