Vintage fruit crate labels are beautiful

 4NO-MAS

I think the designs and prints from the early 20th century are just wonderful.  Here are some great vintage fruit crate labels (yes, they bothered to make art for the lowly produce crate). Most of the labels are produced in Spain, home of the Valencia orange.  Though I consider most of them beautiful works of pop art, some are a bit strange…

From back when Disney wasn’t suing everyone:

4DONALD-DUCK-YELLOW

4GREEDY-MICE

Gorgeous Art Deco print with snooty, tennis-playing rich people and gypsy girl:

4GYPSY-GIRL

Beautiful flirty women:

4MAKING-EYES

4IRMA

The simple yet honorable housewife:

4SENCILLA

 …and her able assistant:

4VOY1

 Great Pop Art:

4ACTRIZ

4BITTE

4SNOBOY

4AFABLE

Bad stereotype from the US (Texas!):

4FRENCHY

Strange brand featuring kids and the devil:

4DIABOLO

So un-PC in so many ways:

4INSIDE-QUALITY

I’m guessing the ‘Bu’ would be Budapest? London, Paris…Budapest?

4BU-PA-LON

4BUPALON 

The Fountain of Youth was really orange juice:

4EUREKA1

Pin-up Vargas girls make it onto the fruit crates:

4HUGUET

Dancing the night away on an orange half, Fred & Ginger Valencia-style:

4BOLERO1

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5 responses to “Vintage fruit crate labels are beautiful

  1. Cool! I love vintage prints especially from the 50’s-70’s. I had old magazines with all these ads from my grandmother but I don’t remember where I kept them. I wanted to frame the ads. = (

  2. Unreal! Love love love these. Would have them on my walls for sure. Vern, you gotta find those ads and frame them…

  3. Lucille Followill

    Hi!!! I would like to answer the question about what “Bu” from Bu-Pa-Lon means!!! Bu is from Burriana, a town near Valencia whose industry was mainly exporting oranges. Ships went directly from Burriana to Paris or London! This town even has a museum dedicated to this industry. Ah! The tower represented in the label next to the Big Ben and Eiffel tower is Burriana’s church’s bell tower!

  4. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here
    by searching for fashion quotes tumblr

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