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In the Limelight: California Citrus

Summer 2015

Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd Floor North Lobby


The California Citrograph vol. 23, no. 6, April 1938

In the Limelight: California Citrus showcases Special Collections’ recently acquired Oglesby Citrus Label Collection, which consists of 83 spectacularly-decorated citrus crate labels ranging from 1890 to 1940. The development of paper labels paralleled the explosion of the citrus industry, as each packinghouse needed to distinguish their product from the rest. Artists explored various themes and motifs relevant to California’s history, as well as the greater history of the period. Also displayed are various issues of the California Citrograph, each cover splendidly-decorated with highly-graphic and amusing artwork, as well as various photographs and documents from Special Collections’ Claremontiana Collection and other ephemera. While by no means comprehensive, In the Limeight introduces a variety of fresh alternative mediums to study citrus history in California, and more specifically Claremont, just in time for summer!


This exhibit was curated by Grace Rodriguez, CMC '15, Special Collections Student Staff, with support from Special Collections librarians and staff.


For more information about the exhibit, phone 909-607-3977 or email spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu

"Claremont Gold" citrus label, Oglesby Citrus Label Collection

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