The 10 Most Awesome Vintage Texas Fruit Labels
You know, people used to care about packaging back in the day. Not like now.
And by "care," we mean throw any odd -- the odder the better, it seems -- label on your farm's fruit and vegetable boxes. Texas, of course, had a big agricultural economy when all this was going on, so locally produced labels often contained some Lone Star love.
Here are 10 of the best.
10. Cue Up the Josie Cotton
Rice Owls Football vs. Southern Miss
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Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals
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Rice Owls Football vs. North Texas
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Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers
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Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
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Gotta admit, the kid knows how to strike a pose.
9. When Gay Johnny Grew Up
This guy is concentrating way too hard on not lifting either pinky.
8. Torn Between Two Lovers
A man's got to keep all his options open.
7. In The Navy
Certainly a jaunty outfit. We especially like the lightning-rod design on the pants, which seem to direct the viewer's eye directly to the guy's suspiciously bulging crotch. 6. We're Not Sure Weslaco Looks Like This
Unless they moved it inshore sometime after this box was made.
5. Inside The Park Home Run
When there are no fielders, chances are it will indeed be a "safe hit."
4. Eat It, Style It
The rouged-up cheeks, the ascot-y scarf? This guy's got a selection of show tunes that rocks karaoke night on the range.
2. The Most Thrilling Fruits & Vegetables Of All Time
"Dammit, Skeet, there must be a hunnerd Injuns between here and the Junior League luncheon!!" "Mebbe there are, but by God those ladies need their yams and radishes and I'm not letting them down!!"
1. Death From Above
"Help Uncle Sam 'Scrap the Jap' with grapefuit!!"