For sale is an original 1940s BLACK JOE JUICE GRAPES LABEL from Ed Kurtz, Lodi, California. Label would have been used to mark a shipping crate for 28 pounds of wines used for Zinfandel. The label is in good condition and measures about 4 inches by 13 inches. A weird advertising collectible.
From the 1900s to 1950s fruit crate labels were used to market and differentiate fruit packer brands at farmer markets where people purchased most of their produce. This label was printed with the intention of being pasted on a wood crate. Crate labels are fairly abundant, most of what you see comes from left over warehouse stock. They have been gathered up over the years by collectors and dealers. Crate labels are wonderful reasonably priced works of art which look great framed.