Apple Box Art, a historical documentary is now
available on DVD. This documentary primarily
focuses on Washington State fruit labels and
includes interviews with collectors of the vintage
fruit labels, local people who worked in packing
sheds prior to 1960 when these labels were used,
actual photos of historical labels, and more.
Apple box labels identified and promoted Washington State
apples on the ends of wood fruit crates from the early
1900s until the 1960s when they were replaced by cardboard
From the valley and orchards, the art on the ends of apple
boxes has left an enduring history of the early days when
Wenatchee was the Apple Capital of the World.
Graphic illustrators, inspired by the scenic beauty of the
Pacific Northwest, painted an idyllic, sometimes whimsical,
picture of a lush land filled with quaint villages, flowing
rivers, healthy children and valleys brimming over
with orchards of perfect apples.
This timeless DVD has been produced by Malcolm Keithly,
a documentary producer in Wenatchee Valley.
M & M Productions
210 Olds Station Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801