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Big Stump California Grape Crate Label

SKU: CRL1002 $3.25 USD



Historic Overview

This is a great crate label from the 1960s for Big Stump Brand Grapes. It features a couple standing on a giant Seqoia stump, to give an idea of the size of these trees. The label was pasted on the end of a wood crate and is a wonderful reasonably priced work of art which looks great framed. The crate label measures 12.75" Wide x 4" Tall and is in Mint condition. It was lithographed by Louis Roesch for the Sequoia Foothill Fruit Growers of Wooklake, California.


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