A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE KING PELICAN PEA CRATE LABEL
This is one of the many artistic labels produced by F. S. and F. E .King. of Clarksburg California .
With the expanding Railway system linking the Vegetable grower with the growing population of the big cities .
The Fruit and Vegetable growers started shipping their produce by train to the wholesale markets .
They needed a way to make their boxes of produce stand out and also be recognised by returning customers , hence the crate labels . .
This amazing piece of 1930s EPHEMERA was discovered in a disused AMERICAN vegetable packing factory
In the 1940/50s when printing was advanced enough to be able to print directly on to a packing crate or box, printed labels were obsolete and discarded . Luckily for lovers of vintage advertising and ephemera some label were put aside , just incase they might be needed .
80 years later they were right
The label is approx 14.5cm high x 210cm wide
Mount size 12inch x 12in
This label can be framed in our stock black frame
Dia 350mm x 350mm x 15mm deep
You are welcome to PICK UP from our shop , a 500 year old TUDOR MERCHANTS HOUSE
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