Apple box labels subject of evening program

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MILTON-FREEWATER -- If you are curious about the history of apple box labels, an evening program about the development and demise of this commercial art form may be of interest.

The Walla Walla Watershed Council is hosting an evening program featuring examples of apple box labels from the collection of Bob Chicken. Also being featured is student art submitted for a recent contest using apple box labels as a theme. The Jan. 31 program will be at the Watershed Council's office, 810 S. Main St., beginning at 7 p.m. It is free to the public. The Watershed Council office is one block south of city hall, next to the Methodist Church.

Apple box labels were a key marketing device from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Developments in printing, irrigation, transportation and marketing are all represented in the story behind this advertisement and art form.

For more information about the program call Chicken at 541-938-7086 or e mail: www.bob.chicken@wwbwc.org.

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