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vintage fruit crate labels clip art Pears

Updated on August 18, 2011

After the completion of the trans-continental railroad, west coast farmers could get their produce to the large east coast markets before it spoiled. The produce was shipped in wooden crate and soon the farmers and produce distributors started putting artwork on their crates to advertise their fruits and vegetables.

This label art was used from about the 1880's through the 1940's until cheaper cardboard boxes started to come into use. Below are some of the vintage crate label artwork, mostly from California, that were use to transport pears.

These images are in the public domain and can be used on blogs and websites. Personally, I use them to make cross stitch pattern, but you can use them to decorate recipe sites or whatever you want.


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