Welcome

Tru-Tex Antique Prints is a third-generation family business, established more than 45 years ago. It is owned by Carol and Larry Lohn, who have the largest collection of antique fruit crate and can labels in Texas.

On this site you can see a few of our labels (these are just the tip of the iceberg though!), and if you love them as much as we do you can purchase a reproduction of this piece of history to brighten your home.

Tru-Tex Antique Prints is a way for our family to share our love for label art and bring to light the rich history of the packing and canning industries, which is such a vital element in United States history.

And if you're around our neck of the woods, you can visit us in person. Find out which arts and crafts shows we'll be attending by becoming our fan on Facebook.

Are These Real?

The vintage fruit and vegetable crate labels and can labels featured on this site are reproductions that we produce ourselves. They are copies of original labels from our personal collection of more than 5,000 different products.

Tex Kist Citrus Crate Label

This 1930s citrus crate label from La Feria, Texas, was packed by U. Ray Brown Fruit...

Details $12.00

Gold Mine Citrus Crate Label

This 1950s citrus crate label from Pharr, Texas, was packed by Valley Fruit Co. Matt...

Details $12.00

From Our Blog...

Apr03

It's Wimberley Market Days Season

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, so that means it must be a Wimberley Market Days weekend! Come visit us at Booth 46. Wimberley hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state. They feature over 475 booths situated between tree-shaded paths. 1st Saturday of the month March-December Open 1st Saturdays 7:00-4:00 p.m. Clean, Handicap Accessible Restrooms Free Admission 3 Large Parking...

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Apr03

What do our frames look like?

Our frames are custom made in Larry's workshop located a few short steps outside the back door of our family home. We purchase pre-milled frame stock from Elm Mott, Texas and cut each frame to order. This frame stock receives a dark cherry/walnut stain. Our framing process is quite the family affair. Larry also cuts our glass, which we purchase in San Marcos, Texas. Carol custom mats each label from the comfort of...

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America's Pride Tomato Crate Label

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." -Emma...

Details $12.00

Bluebonnet Tomato Crate Label

The state flower of Texas, Bluebonnets bloom March through May each year. But you ca...

Details $12.00

1940-1950 Tex Rio Citrus Crate Label

This 1940s citrus crate label from La Feria, Texas, was packed by Inter-state Fruit...

Details $12.00

Night Rider Citrus Crate Label

This 1930s citrus crate label from Mission, Texas, was packed by Lindsey Gardens.

Details $12.00

Rio Moon Citrus Crate Label

This 1950s citrus crate label from Falfurias, Texas, was packed by A. Rupp & Sons.

Details $12.00

Texas Girl Citrus Crate Label

This 1940s citrus crate label from Mission, Texas, was packed by Goodwin Citrus Asso...

Details $12.00

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