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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

  The drab urban surroundings of the Produce Market were punctuated by splashes of color on the sides of stacked crates.  These labels today have become collectibles.

Then ...  Mike Figlia is standing in front of his business at 364 Washington Street next to a stack of crates of Cape Cod cranberries.

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

... and here is that same Honker Brand label in full color, featuring flying geese.

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

 

Then ...  Nick walks past a stack of Melo-Glow melon crates.  This was a brand name of the Half Moon Fruit and Produce Co. whose building was used for Mike Figlia's business ...

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

... and below is a similar Melo-Glow brand label.

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

 

  Let's walk down crate label memory lane and look at more, these from the businesses seen in the movie at and near the Washington - Davis junction.  Below are one from John DeMartini and one from Scatena Galli - ("Essangee", get it?) ...

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels
... and these two from Levy & Zentner.

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

 

  But wait till you see these ...  the F. H. Hogue Co. wasn't averse to using sex to push their products ...

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels
... and this one - thankfully the red-faced redhead was wearing underwear.

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels
  But this one tops them all!

Thieves' Highway - Crate Labels

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