Description Visit any grocery store's fruit aisle, and you'll see cardboard boxes filled with lovely edibles. But you have to admit.... those cartons aren't very artistic. Years ago however, fruit was shipped in wooden crates. The mid-1880's saw the birth of an art form. Labels were needed on the ends of those crates to identify the origin and type of contents. Suppliers quickly found that the more colorful fruit label graphics caught the customers' eye at the farmer's market. A few companies continue to use wooden fruit crates today. Most phased the practice out during the 1940's and 50's.... during that time, War shortages, the birth of self-serve supermarkets, and the advent of cardboard boxes resulted in the drastic decline of this unique art form.Our gallery features reproductions of full color vintage fruit crate labels. If you are interested in this type of art, we also offer a gallery filled with Vegetable Crate Labels.
KayeCee Spain, The Deep South Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Teacher by day.... Mistress of the Internet Universe at night.... my passions vary widely.... I love vintage things and beautiful photography. Beauty and nostalgia abound in my Life Over Here!