Stock Crate Label for an Unknown Brand of Asparagus, 1906-1966

Summary

While many lithography firms of the-late 19th to early 20th-centuries created custom labels for companies, they also created stock labels devoid of product or company identification. A cheaper alternative to custom designs, stock labels allowed a generic image to be selected and the brand name to be incorporated into the design. This stock image for asparagus was created by the Schmidt Lithograph Company.

While many lithography firms of the-late 19th to early 20th-centuries created custom labels for companies, they also created stock labels devoid of product or company identification. A cheaper alternative to custom designs, stock labels allowed a generic image to be selected and the brand name to be incorporated into the design. This stock image for asparagus was created by the Schmidt Lithograph Company.

Artifact

Crate label

Date Made

1906-1966

Collection Title

Label Collection 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.311.141

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Out of the West Publishing.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Lithography

Color

Light blue
Multicolored
Red
Yellowish green

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

written on front: 1229 / Schmidt Litho. Co. S. F.

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