Homer Sunkist Framed Crate Label in great condition.
This is a colorful 1940’s Homer Brand crate label featuring a pigeon flying over a a yellow sky, a blue lake and green pastures. The elegant composition of the image is dominated by the angle of the wing, overlapping the horizontal typography and the landscape. In the lower left-hand corner, a wrapped Sunkist orange and a small print proudly states “Grown in USA”, while on the right it reads: “Grown & Packed by Orange Heights Orange Ass’n, Corona, California”.
This print was meant to be glued into a wooden crate. Careful advertising techniques were applied to the design: when stacked in the market, the vegetable crates had to compete and stand out from the rest.