Label, "Edna Alma Rancho Brand Product," 1883-1899

Summary

Labels of the late-19th to early-20th-centuries were colorful and eye-catching, often appearing like mini-posters. One of the most well-known lithographers was Max Schmidt, owner and founder of Schmidt Lithograph Company. This label for Edna Alma Rancho Brand Grapes was created by an earlier iteration of Schmidt's company -- the Schmidt Label and Lithograph Company.

Labels of the late-19th to early-20th-centuries were colorful and eye-catching, often appearing like mini-posters. One of the most well-known lithographers was Max Schmidt, owner and founder of Schmidt Lithograph Company. This label for Edna Alma Rancho Brand Grapes was created by an earlier iteration of Schmidt's company -- the Schmidt Label and Lithograph Company.

Artifact

Label (Identifying artifact)

Date Made

1883-1899

Collection Title

Label Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.0.22.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Lithography

Color

Gold (Color)
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11.5625 in

Width: 8 in

Inscriptions

written on front: Edna Alma Rancho / Jno T Gordon / El Cajon / San Diego Co. California / Schmidt Label & Lith Co S.F.

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