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15 Fascinating Fruit Crate Labels

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Fruit crate labels are a collector's item these days. These were created for commerce, but they're works of art. Accordingly, some of them are quite salacious. Not all, of course: some are glorified depictions of California, some call upon royalty, some reflect the wordplay of the brand's name. But some of these labels, all from around 1890 to 1940, have some not-so-hidden imagery of a sexual nature, too. Whatever gets that produce sold! (Although, some are just racist.)

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Morning Sun Lemons. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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La Reina Oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Valley Queen grapes. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Talk O' The Town grapes. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Fat Pak grapes. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection
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Yokohl oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Up N'Atom carrots. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Victoria citrus. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Unicorn oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection
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Queen Esther oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Ocean Mist artichokes. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection 

 

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Miracle oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection 

 

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Carro Amano oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection
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Have One oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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Mercury oranges. Image courtesy LAPL Fruit Crate Label Collection

 

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