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Antique Vintage Exposition Crate Label, Santa Barbara, Ca, 1930s World's Fair 1909

Antique Vintage Exposition Crate Label, Santa Barbara, Ca, 1930s World's Fair 1909

Regular price 9.59 USD
Regular price Sale price 9.59 USD
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This stunning Antique Vintage Exposition Crate Label made by the Johnstone Fruit Company from the 1930s out of Santa Barbara, CA, is an amazing piece of history. Featuring a vibrant, eye-catching design and captivating artwork, this crate label is perfect for displaying on a wall or mantle. It tantalizes with its rustic charm, bringing back to life the heyday of the 1909 World's Fair. Take a trip through time and commemorate the 1909 World's Fair with this unique item that can be enjoyed for years to come. Add a true vintage touch to any room and display this colorful crate label – a true collector's item!

12 1/2" x 9" ~

What a beautiful label! It is amazing how beautiful and historic these are for this price. This is celebrating the World's Fair that was held in 1909. What a weird time in history they actually raffled away a month-year-old baby that nobody claimed the prize to. I wonder what happened to the baby? They also had exhibits set up by a French Doctor that display premature babies in incubators before they were even a thing. Besides all the oddities some positive things came out of this also as William Boeing, founder of Boeing, stated that it was at the Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition that he saw a manned flying machine for the first time and became fascinated with aircraft.

My pictures seriously don't do it justice.

Crate Labels are a reminder of a bygone era, but the amazing lithography process is unparalleled even to this day in my opinion. Museums and Art Institutes have galleries dedicated to them and more and more of them and collectors are seeking these out to preserve their history. Once the limited supply for sale is gone and on display with collectors or in galleries then they will be very difficult to acquire.

Imagine this amazing vintage advertising hanging as home décor in any room of your home instead of a museum!

This piece is within 10 years of full antique status.
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