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Antique Vintage Ramona Memories Crate Label, Los Angeles, CA, 1930s American Icon

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Antique Vintage Ramona Memories Crate Label, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, 1930s

12 1/4" x 9" ~

San Fernando Valley Lemon Association sure produced an amazing label and was an American Icon. This is large and absolutely gorgeous based on the famous book Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson published in 1884. This association was pretty innovative and survived through some tough times. It's kinda ironic that the innovation of the Los Angeles aqueduct completed in 1913 was actually their start and finish. As it allowed agriculture in the area but this soon dwindled away as more and more people flocked to the Valley. They did some really neat things like in 1936 they painted everything in their new building all bright colors like orange and violet including all the machines and conveyor belts etc. I can think of an Internet company that would be proud of this. The employees said it improved morale and helped keep them awake.

While other companies were going out of business left and right in the 1940s and 1950s, they stayed profitable by doing some ingenious moves like contracting with Hollywood to film movies at their properties which brought 1000's of eager applicants looking to pick fruit and pack it for cheap wages just in the hopes they would get discovered by Hollywood. Somewhere in the early 1960s they couldn't hold off the expansion of man and were forced to close their orange and violet painted doors forever. These pieces are even more neat after researching them! One of the best sites I found was this one which tells more about this Extinct American Icon https://lopezadobe.wordpress.com/category/san-fernando-heights-lemon-association/

These have some very slight edge wear see pictures and video. You never would see it in a frame and it's hard to notice anyway but please judge for yourself. See pictures and videos. I priced them accordingly and I only have a few, unless I find more in another box because my Dad seems to think there is more of these as he is fond of it. Take advantage of the pricing while you can as I don't see these lasting very long.

Imagine this amazing vintage advertising hanging as home decor in any room!

This is within 10 years of full antique status.



The Antique Vintage Ramona Memories Crate Label, Los Angeles, CA, 1930s American Icon is evocative, to say the least, but that's why you're drawn to it in the first place.

Inventory Last Updated: Sep 26, 2022