Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

5. Labels, & Advertising Ephemera

5.14. Nova Scotia Apples, Scotian Gold Brand, Kentville, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia For English Exports

The commercial apple industry of Nova Scotia was mostly in the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley, which is roughly 2 to 10 miles wide and 80 miles long, and production has been mostly centered around Kentville. The industry peaked in 1911 (with some 2,500,000 apple trees). Commercial apple production was developed to serve small markets in England, particularly London. Labels for most early containers are round, because the early containers were barrels. Later, some packers went to wooden crates, and ultimately to cardboard. Labels are very scarce from the region, but, some can still be located.