Apples were originally packed to ship in wooden crates with each brand’s colorful, lithographed label glued to the ends. In the 1950s, the industry switched to cardboard cartons, and fruit labels fell out of production. They’re now popular collector’s items.

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Content disclaimer: Some of these apple labels include outdated or stereotypical cultural depictions, particularly of indigenous people.

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Watch: One of the Washington Apple Commission’s first TV spots from the 1960s.