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The Huntington Citrus Label Collection contains more than 1,500 lithographed labels related to the California citrus industry in the United States from 1880 to 1960, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1890 to 1940. The vast majority of the collection consists of lithographed labels produced for Californian growers, packers, and distributors to identify brand names and packing locations on wooden shipping crates of oranges, lemons and grapefruits. Many of the labels were printed by Los Angeles and San Francisco lithographers. The collection includes a range of lithography techniques from crayon drawing and hand stippling to the use of Ben Day screen patterns and half-tone lithography. The collection also includes more than 100 examples with "bronzing," a printing technique where varnish is printed on the label, followed by a dusting of fine bronze powder. A significant number of labels are stamped on verso with a received date by the Fruit Growers Supply Company, and some ... Read More
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Correspondence of several generations of the Waller family centering on Henry Waller, his parents, siblings, wife, children, friends, and business associates. The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence between Henry Waller and his wife Sarah Bell Langhorne Waller and their children. The detailed letters describe their life in Kentucky and Chicago and discuss family matters, social news, their feelings for each other, their religious reflections (the Wallers were devout Presbyterians), parenting, schools, political affairs, legal practice, business, etc. Also included are a few pieces of political and legal correspondence, including individual letters by John Marshall (1755-1835), Garret Davis, and John J. Crittenden -- Also included are his letters to parents written during his studies at West Point (1829-1833) and his travels, including a trip to his sister's plantation in Mississippi in 1835
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Journal kept during a journey from Philadelphia, Penn., to the ruins of Aztalan, Wisconsin Territory, kept by Henry B. Tatham between June 27-Aug. 19, 1837


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