Comprises thousands of crate, can, and bottle labels, the bulk of which were designed and created between the 1920s and 1940s
by San Francisco and Los Angeles lithography companies. The core of the collection consists of labels and stock label catalogs
designed by Lehmann Printing and Lithography Company in San Francisco for a wide variety of food, beverage, and household
products grown, manufactured, canned, or packed in California and throughout the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Other major California lithographers represented in the collection include Schmidt Litho. Co. (San Francisco) and Western
Litho. Co. (Los Angeles).
5 boxes, 3 oversize boxes (5.6 linear feet)
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director
of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions
also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
Collection is open for research.