Monday, October 12, 2009
Historic Florida Citrus Labels
Early advertising for the Florida citrus industry came in the form of paper labels glued to packing crates for fresh fruit. Many popular subjects were illustrated with these labels and individual growers were easily recognized by their distinctive labels. The first shot shows a stack of citrus crates displaying labels from the 1800's through the 1960's. After that, cardboard boxes replaced wooden crates and the labels were no longer used. The other two pictures show closeups of two of the labels. These are all on display at the Museum of Florida History in the R.A. Gray Building located in downtown Tallahassee. Click on any of the pictures to enlarge and get a better look.